Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is battling with a former client who claims the firm cost him an opportunity to have his challenge to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. James Pietrangelo II, a former Army captain, filed a malpractice suit claiming the firm interfered with his petition to the high court by filing a brief urging the justices not to take the case. D.C. Superior Court Judge Thomas Motley pared back his case but allowed three claims to move forward.
Wilmer, Former Client Spar Over 'Don't Ask' Lawsuit
The National Law Journal
September 14, 2010