Practice Areas

Professional Liability Practice

MCWG successfully represents lawyers, accountants, and other professionals, including insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents, insurance companies, design professionals, investment advisers, consultants, and other professionals, in connection with the defense of professional liability claims.

MCWG frequently defends financial institutions in errors and omissions, directors and officers, ERISA and related claims. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience representing insureds in claims against directors, officers, investment advisers, mutual funds, and other professionals involving securities class actions alleging violations of the 1933, 1934 and 1940 Acts, including analyses of damages, management of litigation and trials, and negotiation of settlements.

The firm represents broker-dealers, financial advisers, and registered investment advisers in litigation and arbitration, including arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

We represent attorneys before the Grievance Committee and Appellate Division and bar applicants before the Committee on Character and Fitness in matters of professional ethics and discipline.  We also advise corporations and other entities with respect to the unauthorized practice of law.

MCWG lawyers are also experienced in handling matters involving SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and NFA investigations, ERISA cases involving stock drops, shareholder derivative actions, claims against the pharmaceutical industry, claims involving federal and state employment laws, and employment-related practice litigation. MCWG has also represented banks and other financial institutions, and their directors and officers, in a variety of commercial and professional liability litigation matters. The firm also has experience analyzing cyber-liability cases.

MCWG maintains an active employment defense practice in the federal and state courts and before federal and state agencies both in New York and in California. In New York, the firm’s lawyers have represented employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Human Rights Commission as well as in federal court. In California, our attorneys have significant employment law experience including before the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and multiple California courts and agencies. We have over 20 years’ experience litigating employment cases for major California financial institutions, high-tech companies, and municipalities, winning the dismissal of dozens of employment lawsuits at trial or on summary judgment.