McDermott faces up to malpractice claim

A legal malpractice claim against McDermott Will & Emery can proceed to trial due to an opinion letter the firm provided to the plaintiff, an investor in one of its clients. The Manhattan Supreme Court rejected the firm’s plea for dismissal for lack of privity with the plaintiff, an investment partnership headed by ex-lawyer Ilan Reich. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 29 October