In a Thursday filing, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner confirmed some and denied most of the allegations in a former client’s legal malpractice suit and is countersuing for $120,000 in unpaid fees.

The suit, filed June 12, alleged that Thelen failed to adequately address conflicts of interest in representing a client — Delaware-based IVI Smart Technologies Inc. and two subsidiaries — and a competitor, Michael Gardiner. The complaint also alleged that San Jose, Calif., partner David Ritchie “actively assisted” Gardiner in the repeated theft of the identity verification company’s intellectual property.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]