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Hon. Greg Laughlin Discusses Pillsbury’s Crisis Management Team
Author: The Honorable Gregory H. Laughlin

Senior Counsel Greg Laughlin describes the capabilities and experience of Pillsbury’s Crisis Management Team. Having dealt with crises in both the private sector and in government regulatory roles, our lawyers are equipped to move quickly in mobilizing the firm's global resources to guide clients experiencing crises of any type. They can also help an organization set up contingency plans in advance, to be deployed in the event of a crisis.

Elizabeth Moeller Discusses Crisis Strategy Planning in Government Investigations
Author: Elizabeth Vella Moeller

Public Policy partner Elizabeth Moeller addresses the recent rise in the frequency and intensity of investigations by government entities at all levels. When clients turn to Pillsbury amid an official probe, our lawyers draw on their knowledge of investigative processes and players to provide guided and strategic counsel during what is often a trying time. They know how to act decisively -- but not recklessly -- in dealing with the authorities.

Lehman: New Limitations on Plan Payment of Individual Creditors’ Committee Members’ Professional Fees
Authors: Peter A. Baumgaertner, Leo T. Crowley, Richard L. Epling, Dina E. Yavich

In the recent case of Davis v. Elliot Mgmt. Corp. (In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc.), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48102 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2014), the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision barring reorganization plans from paying legal fees of individual members of official creditors’ committees absent a showing of substantial contribution to the estate. In so holding, the District Court disapproved a trend among New York bankruptcy courts to permit such payments if they are expressly included in the reorganization plan, notwithstanding a lack of specific authorization in the Bankruptcy Code. As a result of this ruling, indenture trustees that serve on official creditors’ committees as part of their role in reorganization cases may find it increasingly difficult to recover their professional fees and expenses pursuant to plan payment provisions.

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