Lieff Wants To Know Why Overbilling Probe Cost So Much

Law360 (April 9, 2021, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, one of three firms whose billing practices were probed by a special master following a 2016 settlement with State Street Corp., asked a Massachusetts federal judge Thursday to explain how the review ended up costing more than double its estimated price tag.

The firm's request for an accounting from U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf comes after Lieff Cabraser, Labaton Sucharow LLP, and Thornton Law Firm spent $5.35 million on the investigation by retired U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen, whom Wolf appointed as special master. The probe, which began in 2017 after reports of billing...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!