Epstein hires in NY despite $4m lawsuit

US firm Epstein Becker & Green has continued its expansion with the hire of two corporate partners in New York, despite the firm facing a lawsuit for almost $4m (£2.3m).

The firm, which ranked 120 in the AmLaw 200 with a turnover of $164m (£92.1m), has hired Sharon Ferko and Scott Drago from Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen respectively. The hires follow a spate of appointments this year.

But further growth may be impeded by a lawsuit filed against Epstein for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.

Epstein is being sued for more than $3.8m (£2.1m) for failing to warn clients OFS Fitel and OFS BrightWave of the legal risks of its employee benefits arrangement, which allowed younger workers to receive a more generous severance package than their older colleagues.