WilmerHale has lost a bid to force a trial court to throw out a fraud claim in a $7 million lawsuit alleging the law firm overbilled former McAfee CFO Prabhat Goyal, who was convicted in 2007 of securities-related fraud. McAfee asserted that the $6.8 million of the $12 million it cost to defend Goyal included unjustifiable fees and expenses for numerous WilmerHale partners and associates, in addition to charges for luxury hotel rooms, limousines and bar tabs. The law firm has denied the overbilling.
McAfee Overbilling Suit Against WilmerHale Proceeds
The National Law Journal
January 5, 2009