We defend professionals, law firms, accounting firms, and other businesses and organizations in malpractice litigation, internal and government investigations, disciplinary and regulatory enforcement proceedings, and criminal cases involving professional responsibility, ethics, and liability issues.  We are cognizant of, and sensitive to, the unique and complex legal, ethical, and reputational issues inherent in professional liability claims. 

We have represented law firms and accountants in investigations by professional licensing bodies, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state and federal governmental agencies.  We have also represented professionals and firms in connection with threatened claims and investigations.  Our goal is to resolve matters prior to the initiation of legal proceedings.  To the extent legal action is filed, we are well-positioned to defend against the most serious and complex claims that professionals and firms face in any jurisdiction. 

We defend professionals in third-party actions as well as in direct lawsuits filed by clients or former clients of those professionals, including trustees, receivers, and liquidators of insolvent companies standing in the shoes of the former clients.  These lawsuits often involve claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, negligent misrepresentation, aiding and abetting, civil conspiracy, RICO act violations, and other federal and state law causes of action which BKLW has extensive experience litigating and resolving. 

Reassuring, articulate, knowledgeable, and effective. They made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome.