Attorneys in Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group have extensive experience in defending clients against claims of professional negligence, malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duties. We represent doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants and auditing firms, and directors and officers of both publicly and privately held corporations in high-stakes litigation when their careers are on the line. Our attorneys have a successful track record of protecting our clients’ interests and reputations in state, federal, and appellate courts nationwide.
Our lawyers advocate tirelessly for our clients through every stage of litigation, from pre-discovery motion practice through discovery and depositions, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. We work with every client to develop a strategic plan that minimizes the risk to businesses and professional reputations.

The firm’s professional liability litigation team coordinates with other Bradley attorneys whose practices provide relevant experience in the industries where our clients work, providing us with a comprehensive understanding of the laws and regulations governing claims. We also take into account the way that professional liability claims sometimes can intersect with a company’s bankruptcy or insolvency.
A substantial part of our professional liability practice is focused on accounting malpractice claims. These matters include cases alleging failure to comply with generally accepted auditing standards, claims brought by plaintiffs who allege reliance on audited financial statements, and cases brought by the bankruptcy trustee of an auditing firm’s former client.
We also focus on the defense of directors and officers (D&O) who are alleged to have breached their fiduciary duties, including directors of Fortune 250 companies, members of audit committees, and private equity investors in privately held corporations. We have extensive experience in defending cases under the federal securities laws, as well as the laws of Delaware and other states. Our team offers strategic direction and implementation of defenses of claims in the context of shareholder class actions, derivative litigation, and challenges to business mergers. We also have litigated to secure insurance coverage for these claims, and we routinely represent clients under director and officer liability insurance policies.