In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.


Professional Liability and Responsibility Litigation

Pepper Hamilton LLP frequently represents law firms, actuarial firms, accounting firms and other professional service providers in matters relating to professional responsibility, malpractice and ethical obligations.

We have the depth and breadth of experience necessary to assist law firm, actuarial firm and accounting firm clients in cases of great complexity and significance throughout the country. We understand how professional malpractice cases can affect a firm’s image and business prospects and lead to large losses and harm to reputations. Our lawyers work to resolve these cases as quickly as possible, whether through pre-trial motions, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, negotiations, or trial.

We represent actuarial firms facing malpractice claims by private pension plans, public pension plans and/or their plan sponsors alleging professional negligence and seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Our teams, which include lawyers with certified public accountant experience, work with actuarial firm and accounting firm clients to have these cases dismissed prior to trial, whenever possible, or to seek favorable settlements for our clients.

We also represent fellow members of the bar throughout the country who face claims of professional misconduct and professional negligence. We understand how issues of this type can affect a firm’s image and business prospects, so we provide real-time advice.  We most recently secured a victory for a law firm client at the motion to dismiss stage, within four months of the filing of the complaint. While every Pepper client is important, we take particular pride in having our fellow lawyers turn to us to represent their interests.

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