Professional Liability & Services

     
       

Overview

For organizations principally engaged in providing advice to their customers and clients, the need to manage potential exposure has never been greater. Wilson Elser’s Professional Liability & Services practice handles matters involving accountants, architects & engineers, insurance agents & brokers, medical & health care professionals, lawyers, real estate professionals, securities industries professionals, and various miscellaneous professionals. Drawing on industry experience, legal prowess and the resources of a national law firm, our Professional Liability & Services practice attorneys maintain a clear advantage in handling individual cases as well as high-volume programs in a comprehensive, purposeful and timely manner.

Drawing on industry experience, legal prowess and the resources of a national law firm, our Professional Liability & Services practice attorneys maintain a clear advantage in handling individual cases as well as high-volume programs in a comprehensive, purposeful and timely manner.

Keeping pace with the significant growth in professional liability litigation, our practice is regularly selected by professionals and their insurers to defend against claims alleging violation of professional or ethical standards. Our attorneys provide direct defense for professionals on individual cases in courts, before regulatory bodies or in arbitrations and mediations. We also manage large books of business for errors and omissions insurance, miscellaneous professional liability insurance and other forms of coverage, providing all associated services, such as litigation, practice & risk management, regulatory, investigations & ethics, associations & networks and transactional matters.
 
Wilson Elser's attorneys have handled – from inception through trial – every conceivable type of claim brought by customers against professionals and those acting in various positions of trust, such as fiduciaries and trustees. As dictated by a client’s needs, we work “cross-practice” with other functional areas within our firm. These resources can be brought to bear to assist with the growing number of challenges that arise in various facets of a case, including cyber risk, privacy rights, employment law, management liability, government affairs, unfair competition, class actions and commercial/transactional services.

In accordance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, we assess whether conduct might constitute an ethical infraction either before or after its alleged occurrence. Recognizing the menacing repercussions of dealing with unethical conduct after the fact, we work with and advise clients on preventing it.

With specific regard to state and local disciplinary procedures, we are (often quite literally) at our client’s side during grievance investigations, defending disciplinary complaints or handling ethics committee determinations. We understand the substance of these types of proceedings as well as the heavy emotional toll they can take, and work to manage both.

Our commitment to professional liability litigation has fostered an understanding of the unique issues related to this area of the law. While Wilson Elser takes pride in the ability of its attorneys to bring professional liability matters to a successful jury verdict, we also have the resources to pursue alternative dispute resolution, culminating in expedited, cost-effective conclusions that typically align with our clients’ objectives.