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Judge Rips Kirkland, Facebook For Sending Junior Attorney

A Brooklyn federal judge reportedly came down hard on a Kirkland & Ellis LLP associate in a pre-motion conference on Thursday, taking the young lawyer’s firm to task for sending him instead of a partner to defend Facebook Inc. against claims it facilitated international terrorism.

While the circumstances are different, we've all been subject to the CPA/Audit firm sending in a junior to tell us what should and shouldn't be; without any background.

How do you handle this issue?


Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
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As evil and maniacal as it sounds, the best way to handle it would be to ask questions and pose arguments to prove their incompetence (or lack of background on the situation) especially in the case of a lawsuit. It's the firm's responsibility to ensure the competency of the person they send, not the other parties. The party is to defend their position while discrediting the other party's position.

Lawsuits involving companies the size of Facebook are too cut-throat to send in the freshman team.


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