Accounting Malpractice

Reid Collins has significant experience prosecuting professional malpractice claims against accounting firms in a wide variety of contexts. In federal and state courts across the country, we represent bankruptcy trustees, offshore liquidators, hedge funds, and other institutional clients in litigation against auditors. We have pursued claims against each of the “Big Four” accounting firms, as well as numerous other regional firms.

In the complex financial cases we pursue, we often see auditor failure in detecting and reporting internal weaknesses to boards, assuring accurate financial reporting, and performing proper fraud risk assessments. We have the know how to plead claims against auditors to overcome some of the frequent hurdles present in these cases, including proximate causation and damages. Several of our lawyers are CPA’s or former accountants. And we work with some of the country’s leading accounting experts throughout the entire case—from pleading to trial—to prove that the auditor’s negligence was the cause of our client’s losses.

In addition to malpractice cases, we have pursued accountants for negligent misrepresentation, aiding and abetting fraud, and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.