Blank Rome Hit With $25M Malpractice Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Blank Rome LLP was hit with a $25 million malpractice suit in New York state court Friday by a former client who claims the firm represented her in divorce proceedings while simultaneously representing her husband's employer, Morgan Stanley, leading to a conflict and a mishandling of the divorce.

Kristina M. Armstrong filed for divorce from R. Michael Armstrong in 2009 and hired Blank Rome matrimonial practice group leader Norman S. Heller to represent her. Neither Heller nor Blank Rome informed Kristina Armstrong that the firm was...
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