Pan Am Alleges Sheppard Mullin Helped Ex-GC Conceal His Fraud

, Legal Times

The re-reincarnation of the airline Pan American is suing Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and one of the firm's D.C. attorneys for legal malpractice, alleging the firm, which represented two of the airline's subsidiaries in the past, breached a fiduciary duty by agreeing to represent Pan Am's general counsel without the company's knowledge. The case provides an interesting, though convoluted, look at what can happen if your wayward in-house counsel lawyers up with one of your outside law firms.

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