Blank RomeBlank Rome is looking to conceal the details of legal malpractice allegations by liquidation representatives for a now-defunct former client, arguing that any disputes arising out of the parties’ relationship have to be settled in confidential arbitration.

Allegations against the Philadelphia-based firm were laid out in a proposed complaint provided to Blank Rome on March 31 by the Joint Official Liquidators and Foreign Representatives of Value Arbitrage Fund, according to a recent motion to compel arbitration filed with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. But the complaint and its specific allegations were not filed with the court, pursuant to a confidentiality agreement between Blank Rome and Platinum’s representatives.