CG&P Partner Matthew Flanagan obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a New York City law firm and two of its lawyers after a jury trial in Nassau County. The law firm and its lawyers were accused of committing legal malpractice and violating Judiciary Law § 487 while representing the plaintiff in an underlying litigation. The jury unanimously found that the firm was not negligent and did not violate Judiciary Law § 487 during the course of the representation. The plaintiff’s settlement demand prior to the trial was $1.8 million. CG&P Associate Jenna Fierstein handled the pre-trial discovery and provided invaluable assistance at the trial.