Representative Clients

CNA Financial Corp.

Representation of CNA and various underwriting companies associated with it in complex litigation throughout the United States, including in mass tort chapter 11 cases and recovery of distressed investments.  Notable published decisions include In re American Capital Equipment, LLC, 688 F.3d 145 (3rd Cir. 2012) (holding that patently unconfirmable plan can be denied confirmation at disclosure statement hearing and affirming conversion of case to chapter 7); In re Thorpe Insulation Company, 671 F.3d 980 (9th Cir. 2012), r'hrg en banc denied, 677 F.3d 869 (9th Cir. 2012) (represented appellant in obtaining reversal of consummated chapter 11 plan and remand for a new trial); In re Jokiel, 453 B.R. 743 (Bankr. N.D. IIl. 2011) (obtained denial of debtor's claimed exemption in Supplemental Executive Retirement Program benefit in case of first impression); In re Federal Mogul Global, Inc., 411 B.R. 148 (Bankr. D. Del. 2008) (obtained denial of confirmation of debtor's alternative plan and settlement with creditors); In re Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Inc., 2004 WL 97658 (Bankr. D. Del. Jan. 16, 2004) (obtained determination that settlement proceeds in debtor's possession were trust funds belonging to insurer on subrogation claim).

 

Resolute Management, Inc.

Representation in bankruptcy proceedings and settlement negotiations involving risk managed for a variety of underwriting companies around the United States.

 

Harbinger Capital Partners, LLC

Representation of hedge fund in bankruptcy litigation and formulation of chapter 11 plans in connection with portfolio investments.

 

Cameco Corporation

Representation of Canadian uranium producer to address storage and delivery contracts.

 

Various Clients

Representation of class members and whistleblowers pursuing recovery on claims in bankruptcy.

 

Various Clients

Representation of high wealth individuals in litigation over distressed assets and obligations.