A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has stayed the malpractice lawsuit filed against Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney by the two name partners of Arlington, Va.-based lobbying firm Alcalde & Fay.

Lawyers for Buchanan Ingersoll and for Hector Alcalde and Kevin Fay filed a joint motion to stay the suit, saying it was in the interest of “judicial economy” to await the findings of an Internal Revenue Service administrative proceeding that could render the malpractice suit moot.