Antivirus software maker McAfee has reportedly sued WilmerHale for over-billing the company more than $6 million for its representation of former CFO Prabhat Goyal. CFO.com reports that
in April, McAfee filed a $12 million lawsuit that accuses the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, of overcharging the company in its defense of the former CFO. McAfee also charges the attorney firm, known as WilmerHale, with fraud, theft, negligence, and breach of fiduciary trust, according to court documents.
According to The Record newspaper, McAfee accuses the law firm of “shamelessly employing over 100 WilmerHale timekeepers in the feeding frenzy.”
The law firm fired back, filing a motion to dismiss the case last Thursday. In a statement sent to CFO.com, WilmerHale said that the entire case is without merit and “no more than a pretext to avoid its advancement duties to Mr. Goyal — which it recognized for five years, without complaint.”