St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics
The outsourcing of client-related tasks to service providers in other countries is likely to generate malpractice claims against American law firms. This Article discusses the wide range of theories under which an outsourcing American law firm may be liable for its own negligence or for the actions of outsourcing providers. These theories include negligence by the outsourcing law firm, vicarious liability for the conduct of independent contractors, and vicarious liability for the conduct of business partners.
Vincent R. Johnson and Stephen C. Loomis, Malpractice Liability Related to Foreign Outsourcing of Legal Services2 St. Mary’s J. on Legal Malpractice and Ethics 262 (2011).