Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Law Firm Bankruptcies
September 27, 2013
Melanie Cyganowski, an Otterbourg partner and former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Eastern District of New York, was the moderator for a panel at the program on Views from the Bench sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and Georgetown University Law Center held on September 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
The panel was titled "Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Law Firm Bankruptcies--Is Chapter 11 the Optimal Way to Liquidate Law Firms?" Panelists included the Hon. Stuart M. Bernstein, former Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, the Hon. Robert D. Drain, Bankruptcy Judge of the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, the Hon. S. Martin Teel, Jr., Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of the District of Columbia and Bradford F. Englander.
The panel discussed Jewel v. Boxer claims, drafting suggestions for releases of partners and similar topics. The materials for the panel may be found here.