Law firms often must deal with defamation claims involving lawyers’ speech outside of litigation. These suits typically claim not only defamation but also a wide variety of other torts. In his recent article about these nonclient lawsuits against law firms, Freeborn Complex Litigation Group Co-Leader Matthew J. O’Hara outlines common speech-based claims asserted against lawyers and law firms, as well as offers practical guidance for law firms to help prevent and mitigate these disputes and to litigate them effectively. The analysis article, “How To Ward Off Nonclient Suits Over Lawyers' Speech,” was published Dec. 9, 2019, by Law360 in its Expert Analysis section. To read the article, click here (subscription required).