Trends in Malpractice (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140.00 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 8/31/2019


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the August 2016 webcast, Trends in Malpractice.

Why Attend?

This is an ethics seminar that new and seasoned practitioners alike will not want to miss!

  • Learn to identify the most common potential triggers of legal malpractice claims
  • Receive tips on how to respond to ethical issues
  • Understand specific risks related to lateral hires, mergers, technology, and employee theft

During this 2-hour ethics seminar, our speakers will share their list of the most common risks facing law firms today—the mistakes that generate the most legal malpractice claims and the most damages. Learn from others’ mistakes and avoid an error of your own! While some mistakes are obvious, some are not so obvious. Learn how to avoid making the not-so-obvious mistakes.

Topics include:

  • Most common causes of legal malpractice claims
  • Frequency and severity of claims
  • What practice areas are generating the most claims and why
  • Issues with lateral hires and law firm merger



Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough / McLean (Expand/Collapse Bio)

Eileen Garczynski is a senior vice president and equity partner of Ames & Gough. She leads the law firm initiative, focusing on the risk management and insurance needs of law firms. She is also an appointed member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and the former vice chair of the Insurance & Risk Management Committee for the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the ABA. Eileen is located in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Garczynski joined Ames & Gough in 2007. She is a lawyer by training and has more than 25 years of risk management and insurance experience. She served as a claims manager and inside counsel for both Travelers Insurance Company and Wausau Insurance Company. She also was a litigation and risk manager for the American Red Cross and spent seven years with LexisNexis as a strategic market planning manager, developing key insurance and legal products for Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and insurers. Ms. Garczynski received her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, a market strategy certificate from Georgetown University, and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the College of Wooster.

Dennis Quinn, Carr Maloney / Washington, D.C. (Expand/Collapse Bio)

Dennis Quinn concentrates his practice on professional liability cases and commercial litigation. He has successfully defended hundreds of lawyers and accountants in malpractice actions and ethical complaints. Mr. Quinn has tried cases in most of the state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Mr. Quinn has been active in numerous bar activities over the years. He currently serves as an elected representative to the Virginia State Bar Council. In 2010-11, he served as president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and was on its Board of Directors for seven years. He is also on the faculty of Virginia State Professionalism Course, taught to all newly admitted Virginia attorneys. After graduating law school, Dennis spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he tried over 120 criminal and civil cases. During the Persian Gulf War, he served as the staff judge advocate to an amphibious battle group that fought in several combat operations off the coast of Kuwait. In 1993, he joined the White House Counsel’s Office as Special Counsel to the President, responsible for overseeing the background investigations of all political appointees. Upon leaving the White House, he served as Senior Counsel to the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board. In that capacity, he was in charge of the medical records dealing with President Kennedy’s medical treatment and autopsy.

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