32 Firms Line Up to Fight 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine at Calif. High Court

, The Recorder


From Akin Gump to Wilson Sonsini, law firms are protesting the principle that bankruptcy trustees can claw back profits from client matters that partners take with them from defunct firms.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

  • Robert W. Dremluk

    The New York Court of Appeals ruled a few years ago claims for unfinished business are not recognized under New York law. It appears that the parties in California are seeking a similar determination from that state‘s highest court. Having been involved in the New York matter I expect that the ethical and practical issues evaluated by New York‘s highest court will be carefully considered by the California Supreme Court, leading it to the same conclusion.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202783086442

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.