Davis Polk regularly represents accountants, lawyers, investment bankers, advisers and other professionals. Our professional liability practice includes litigation as well as investigations, disciplinary proceedings and regulatory enforcement matters.
Davis Polk has one of the country’s leading practices in the representation of public accounting firms, accountants and other professionals in investigations before the SEC, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), other regulatory bodies and the stock exchanges, as well as in professional liability, securities and other litigation. Such matters often join allegations of professional negligence with allegations based on securities or bankruptcy law.
It is not uncommon in the current litigation environment for even the best lawyers to find themselves facing potential civil liability and regulatory scrutiny for their role advising clients. At Davis Polk, we take great pride in the fact that our colleagues at other law firms routinely call upon us to defend them when their livelihoods and reputations are most on the line.