Defending Lawyers and Law Firms

MSE represents individual attorneys and national law firms in a wide range of professional disputes across virtually all practice areas. We have defended attorneys accused of legal malpractice, breaching fiduciary duties, fraud, negligence, and defamation. We have never lost a case for a law firm or lawyer.

Among our successful representations:

  • MSE obtained complete dismissal of all claims alleging aiding and abetting of a breach of fiduciary duty (totaling over $9 million) against an AM Law 100 firm, and then successfully defended the dismissal on appeal.
  • In a case that garnered front-page newspaper coverage, MSE defeated a malpractice claim and won summary judgment awarding its client a substantial contingency fee.
  • MSE lawyers were named “Legal Lions” by Law360 for securing the dismissal, at the pleading stage, of five claims against a prominent commercial firm.
  • MSE not only obtained the dismissal of claims against a national law firm, but also obtained a decision that clarified the duties of M&A lawyers.
  • In a multi-million-dollar malpractice action, MSE negotiated a settlement resulting in no payment to the plaintiff and the discontinuance of all claims against its client.
  • MSE successfully represented a law firm threatened with sanctions in connection with that firm’s representation of a plaintiff in a patent-infringement case.
  • MSE obtained the dismissal of a defamation claim brought against its client – a partner at an AM Law 100 law firm – in connection with a failed commercial real estate closing.
  • In a matter of first impression, MSE obtained the dismissal of a will-drafting malpractice claim against a national law firm client. That dismissal was reported on the front page of the New York Law Journal.