Heller Ehrman Puts Client's $7M Malpractice Claim To Rest

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 5:50 PM EST) -- Bankrupt law firm Heller Ehrman LLP agreed Wednesday to settle a $6.7 million malpractice claim brought by Oliver Hilsenrath, the ousted CEO of a defunct technology company who accused the firm of botching his defense in a criminal securities fraud case.

Heller Ehrman agreed in California bankruptcy court to pay Hilsenrath, the ex-head of U.S. Wireless Corp., $100,000 to resolve the dispute.

The fight had arisen from a government criminal investigation, launched in 2003, over Hilsenrath's alleged scheme to avoid paying taxes by illegally transferring millions...
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