St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & 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 firm principals and employees, vicarious liability for the conduct of independent contractors, and vicarious liability for the conduct of business partners.
Vincent R. Johnson & Stephen C. Loomis, Malpractice Liability Related to Foreign Outsourcing of Legal Services, 2 St. Mary's J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 262 (2012).