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Overview

Our Law Firm Practice Group provides full-service representation to the world’s top law firms, assisting them in the full gamut of internal and external disputes and operational challenges they confront, allowing them to continue serving their clients while avoiding unnecessary legal action and public scrutiny.

Because our practice group members represent the entire breadth and full depth of all Proskauer practice groups, we are able to be a law firm’s law firm. We regularly handle: litigation involving departing partners and former clients; disputes among partners; litigation involving employees, including discrimination, harassment and whistleblower suits; malpractice, securities fraud and other misconduct claims; insurance coverage disputes; and law firm and partnership structuring issues.

We were one of the first firms to institutionalize a full-service law firm advisory group and have gone on to be one of the most trusted practices in the field, combining our world-renowned strengths in labor and employment law, litigation and corporate matters with lawyers steeped in risk management issues and a unique expertise in applying the Rules of Professional Conduct to the myriad of complex situations that lawyers now face on an increasingly frequent basis.

Our group includes lawyers who have dedicated their careers to the interpretation and application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. However, we are not merely a specialty group of legal ethics practitioners; we also offer clients access to lawyers who are among the very best in their respective fields in other disciplines crucial for full-service law firm representation. For instance, the employment lawyers in the Law Firm Practice Group are drawn from our renowned Labor & Employment Department, one of the oldest and largest in the U.S. and ranked in the first tier by Chambers USA. The group includes former New York City Bar Association President Betsy Plevan, as well as Kathleen McKenna and Greg Rasin, who are widely-recognized by various legal directories as among the leading employment lawyers in New York.

The Law Firm Practice Group also calls upon the vast experience of lawyers from our 200 member Corporate Department, in areas ranging from partnerships and restructurings to finance and corporate governance; our Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center; and our Corporate Defense & Investigations Practice Group.

Areas of Focus

  • Defense of Employment Discrimination
  • Defense of Malpractice and Related Actions
  • Legal Ethics Counseling
  • Employment Counseling
  • Defense Involving Alleged Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Law Firm Structuring
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Partner De-Equitization
  • Reductions in Force
  • Risk Management
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Training and Compliance Counseling
  • Investigations

Key Representations

  • Due to the sensitivity of many of our law firm representations, please contact the practice group leader for information regarding additional matters