Author Archives: Michael P. Luongo

Alleged Conflict of Interest Leads to Malpractice Suit

A prestigious and well regarded Philadelphia based law firm was recently named in a multi-million dollar malpractice lawsuit arising from an alleged conflict of interest. The plaintiff alleges that the firm's relationship with her ex-husband's employer resulted in a less than favorable outcome in her divorce proceedings. In 2009, the plaintiff wife retained the law firm's matrimonial group to represent her in divorcing her husband who held a high position at Morgan Stanley. While the divorce case was proceeding, the law firm was retained by Morgan Stanley to represent it in an unrelated transactional matter. According to the malpractice complaint, this potential conflict of interest of simultaneously representing the wife and her husband's employer was never disclosed and allegedly negatively influenced the manner in which the law firm handled the matrimonial case.

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