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Nancy M. Reimer

60 State Street
Twenty-Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone:  617.502.8215
Fax:  617.502.8265

Biography


Ms. Reimer focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including trials and appeals, alternative dispute venues, grand jury proceedings, state and federal investigations, and SEC investigations. She also appears before professional licensing and disciplinary boards. She devotes the majority of her practice to the defense of professional malpractice claims against accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, securities brokers and other professionals, as well as breach of fiduciary duty claims and claims against directors and officers of corporations. She also counsels clients in prevention techniques for avoiding litigation and other risk exposures.

Ms. Reimer has represented national, regional and small accounting firms in connection with a variety of claims brought by clients and client successors, including trustees and liquidators in connection with claims involving employee defalcations, going concern disclosures, revenue recognition issues, valuations, accounting for tax liabilities, internal controls issues, balance sheet presentation issues, and wills and trust issues. She is often quoted in leading publications including, the National Law Journal, Accounting Today and The Journal of Accountancy.

Speaking Engagements

  • AICPA Engage National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Conference June 2018 Speaker –Trends In Litigation Against Accounting Firms
  • The Highlight Reel: trends In Accountant Liability + the Scoop of Avoiding Litigation, the 2018 LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar
  • MCLE New England’s 17th Annual Business Litigation Conference 2018-Presenter-- Unexpected Liabilities and Exposures
  • When The Chips Are Down: The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar, Anatomy of a Lawsuit – Stack the Deck In Your Favor Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, MA June 2017
  • "The 2016 Accountant Liability Update, Strategies for Success and Risk Avoidance", Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2016
  • "The 2015 Accountant Liability Update, A Game of Risk: To Play or to Win?", Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2015
  • “Risky Business: The 2014 Accountant Liability Update,” Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2014
  • “Avoiding Tax Returns Preparer’s Traps,” AAA-CPA’s New England Region Seminar, December 2013
  • “Practice Management Insights,” Massachusetts CPA Society’s New England Practice Management Conference, November 2013
  • “The Professional Liability Round-Up,” Massachusetts CPA Society South Shore Chapter Breakfast Forum, October 2013
  • “Accounting and Auditing Issues in a Volatile Business Environment,” AICPA National Advanced Accounting & Auditing Technical Symposium, July 2012
  • “Risk Management Issues for Accountants and Accounting Firms,” Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 2012
  • “Risk Management Strategies To Protect Your Practice,” Hampton Roads Tax Forum, Norfolk, Virginia, January 2012
  • “Everything You Need To Know When The Government Comes Knocking At your Door,” Moderator, Hartford, Connecticut, December 2011
  • “Document Retention Plans,” Massachusetts CPA Society, November 2011
  • “Where The Wild Things Are Adding Up: Liability Insights For Accountants,” Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, June 2011
  • “The Rundown: Highlights of Accountant Liability Issues in 2010,” Presentation at LeClairRyan Accountant Liability Seminar, June 2010
  • “Protect and Collect - The Effective Use of Engagement Letters,” LeClairRyan Webinar, December 2009
  • “Risk Management Strategies to Protect Your Practice,” Presentation at LeClairRyan Accounting Professionals Seminar, June 2009

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2007 – present
  • Donovan Hatem LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001 – July 2007
  • Burns & Levinson, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999 – 2001
  • Mintz Levin, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997 – 1999
  • Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney), Boston, Massachusetts, 1989 – 1997

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association: Co-Chair, Professional Liability Section 
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Distinctions

  • Recognized as one of the “Top Women Lawyers in Massachusetts” in Boston Magazine in the area of Business Litigation, 2015 - 2018
  • Recognized as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation" in Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines, 2012
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Civil Litigation Defense, 2004, 2006, 2013-2018
  • Listed by Boston magazine as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2007 and 2013-2016
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers of America®, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2018-2019
  • "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Related Industries

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1989
  • B.A., Economics, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Clark University, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals