Laterals Bring Most Malpractice Claims

By on August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017

A survey by a major insurance brokerage found the number one reason law firms get sued for malpractice is a conflicts problem involving a lateral hire. “Too often, conflicts are an afterthought when attorneys move from firm to firm; and even when conflicts surface they are often ignored or overlooked,” said Eileen Garczynski, a senior vice president and partner at Ames & Gough, which conducted a survey tapping nine insurers that cover most of the largest U.S. law firms. In this article from JDJournal, Garczynski recommends some basic procedure law firms can follow to reduce the conflicts risk. The survey found that cyber attacks were another big reason for malpractice claims.

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