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Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization

The Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization focuses on issues relevant to corporate and individual bankruptcies and corporate out-of-court restructurings. Committee members include lawyers who specialize in representing debtors and creditors in restructurings involving large companies and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy cases for individuals as well as bankruptcy judges and other government representatives, scholars and financial advisors that work in these areas, all of whom help to provide additional and different perspectives to the topics addressed by the Committee.

The Committee serves several roles important to the practice of law in its areas of focus, including facilitating and developing conversations on important and sometimes contentious issues in the restructuring arena through committee discussions and public panel discussions, preparing comment letters on proposed legislation and rule-making and advising and assisting bankruptcy courts on matters of significance to them.

Recent Reports

Amicus Brief: Geron v. Seyfarth Shaw LLP (US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, June 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Unfinished Business Doctrine

Letter to the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees commenting on the draft guidelines for reviewing applications for compensation and reimbursement of expenses filed under 11 U.S.C. Section 330 by attorneys in larger Chapter 11 cases (November 2012) ( PDF )
Subject area: Bankruptcy, Professional Fees

Letter to Congress urging that the position held by a recently retired judge of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York be reinstated and that adequate resources be established to allow the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court, including the Clerk of Court Office, to continue to function at the same pace and with the same diligence as in the past (September 2012) ( PDF )
Subject area: Bankruptcy Court (SDNY)

For the full list of committee reports click here