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Professional Services

Winston & Strawn malpractice lawyers have experience representing clients in the professional services sector in a wide variety of legal matters. This work includes our representation of major law firms, accounting firms, consulting firms, architects, engineers, and other professional services firms.

We are a national leader in defending professional service firms that are sued after massive corporate scandals. We have redefined auditor defense in a variety of cases, from securities fraud class actions to third-party tort cases to lawsuits and arbitrations involving audit clients or bankruptcy trustees. Winston also has experience representing other limited liability partnerships in professional liability defense.

Winston & Strawn has made law in critical areas—for example on the in pari delicto defense—that will govern the scope of allegations of accountant malpractice and matters involving the liability of auditors for years to come. We have a reputation for attacking allegations of professional malpractice in all phases of our cases, in many instances reducing or eliminating our clients’ exposure before trial, but when necessary, litigating the complex auditor liability cases to judgment.

In the labor and employment area, we serve as counselors to professional service firms throughout the country on human resources and employment law issues, as well as provide management training on topics such as social media, workplace harassment, and affirmative action. In addition, we have represented clients in this sector in litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including noncompetition litigation, EEO defense, and ERISA litigation.