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  • Description
    This CLE course, designed to advise lawyers on how to minimize their risk of being sued for malpractice or other ethical violations, will offer practical steps and strategies for attorneys in all types of practices. Presented by ethics expert and legal malpractice attorney Daniel Abrams, the course reviews all the main reasons why lawyers find themselves brought up on charges and what plaintiffs’ attorneys are looking for in a lawsuit. The course will explain the stages of representation where lawyers are most likely to fall into legal or ethical dilemmas, clients to avoid, and other tips to minimize risk.
  • Instructor Bio

    Daniel Abrams

    Mr. Abrams has helped many corporations and individuals complaining of inadequate legal services or overbilling obtain relief and settlements from their former attorneys. He represents mostly plaintiffs but occasionally defendants in legal malpractice cases and other disputes related to legal ethics, including legal fee disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, cases alleging conflicts of interest, and other professional responsibility issues.

    Lawyers and law firms frequently hire Mr. Abrams to serve as lawyer, expert or consultant on issues related to legal ethics or the law governing lawyers. He has taught legal ethics to other lawyers for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, and Access MCLE. He has also appeared as a guest lecturer at Suffolk Law School.

    In addition to his legal malpractice and ethics practice, Mr. Abrams has an active business litigation practice. Mr. Abrams’ clients include business owners, general counsel, and individuals in a full range of business litigation and arbitration matters. His cases have included business dealings arising out of oil & gas contracts, licensing agreements, business mergers, construction matters, employment agreements, financing arrangements, business fraud, trade secrets, and corporate whistleblower allegations. His litigation cases include a successful multi-million dollar reversal of an arbitration award, a defense victory after a bench trial in a breach of contract case, and many favorable settlements of commercial disputes and legal malpractice cases.

    Mr. Abrams received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995 where he was an Olin Fellow of Law and Economics. He is a member of The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Subcommittee on Lawyer Promotion and Advertising from 2004-2007 and presently serves on the Ethics Committee. He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and DC Circuit.