Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht and its former partner Donald Lewis lodged dueling complaints against each other on Wednesday, with Lewis accusing his old firm of financial improprieties and dismissing him over phony sexual assault claims, and Pierce Bainbridge claiming Lewis tried to extort the firm out of $65 million.
Lewis accused Pierce Bainbridge, its global managing partner John Pierce and other partners and staff of stiffing creditors, inflating the merits of potential cases to trick clients and litigation financiers, and firing him after a sham investigation. Lewis’ complaint quotes emails, texts and Slack messages that he said exonerate him and show misconduct by his former colleagues.
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