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Former Associate of International Law Firm Sued for Legal Malpractice

The international law firm Crowell & Moring is being sued for legal malpractice by a client who alleges that one of its former associates “improperly diverted” millions of dollars in escrow funds that were supposed to be held in the law firm’s account.  The former associate, Douglas R. Arntsen, was recently arrested in Hong Kong for charges related to the alleged wrongdoing.  The plaintiff alleges that Crowell & Moring engaged in professional negligence and breached ethical and contractual duties when it failed to monitor the funds which it held in escrow and failed to prevent its employees from improperly diverting such funds.  A total award in excess of $6 million is sought by the plaintiff, which includes over $5.5 million in funds that were supposed to be held in escrow, as well as attorney fees and costs.  This legal malpractice lawsuit against a powerhouse international law firm is just another example of the recent increase in cases involving “rogue” professionals who have used their positions of power and trust to steal funds from their clients and employers.  Individuals who have been victims of such legal malpractice or corporate wrongdoing should contact Starrs Mihm LLP immediately to protect their rights and interests.

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