Jenner & Block

Other Matters Affecting Lawyers

The breadth and depth of our practice means we have confronted almost every type of claim against or affecting a lawyer or law firm, including:

Split-up Situations

  • Representation of partner at trial relating to the dissolution of law firm.
  • Representation of departing partners in acrimonious split of large insurance defense firm and related receivership action brought by firm’s lender.
  • Representation of international law firm in dispute with a former partner over his withdrawal from the firm’s partnership and the firm’s accounting methods.
  • Representation of international law firm in mediation with a former partner regarding the partner’s obligations under the separation agreement.

Fees Disputes

  • Representation of plaintiffs’ attorneys in dispute regarding attorneys’ fees award in large securities class action. 
  • Representation of law firm in litigation stemming from the firm’s failure to pay a referral fee to another law firm that allegedly referred a matter that resulted in a large recovery.