Law360, New York (April 6, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Errors like the Sidley Austin LLP missed deadline that recently sunk a $40 million appeal can be expensive, embarrassing and almost impossible to guard against completely, but experts say firms that lay the crisis response groundwork long before problems arise stand the best chance of weathering the storm.
Sidley's blunder, in which the Federal Circuit ruled that a missed filing deadline meant client AT&T Inc. could not appeal a $40 million patent infringement verdict, is only the latest in a string of high-profile slip-ups that have recently put the issue of law firm crisis management front and center.
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