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The Devils Dictionary

by Polsinelli on

The "Devil's Dictionary" is a quick-reference guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals. In this series, we highlight many of the buzz words found in the Dictionary and used in today's bankruptcy...more

BigLaw Recruiter: We Didn't Kill Dewey & LeBoeuf

by Mimesis Law on

Jan. 21, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Jon Lindsey, partner at recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, talks with Lee Pacchia about the market for talent among the world's largest law firms. Asked why recruiters get blamed for the...more

Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth

by Mimesis Law on

Apr. 2, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant to law firms for The Zeughauser Group, tells Lee Pacchia that despite years of negative press heralding the end of BigLaw's best years, there are tangible signs of...more

Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms

by Mimesis Law on

Mar. 12, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent spate of charges filed against former leaders of defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf and what they mean...more

Chapter11Dockets.com Introduces New, Free Monthly Bankruptcy Claims Trading Report

by Randall Reese on

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – August 14, 2013 – Chapter11Dockets.com, the leading provider of docket and precedent research tools for the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy industries, announces the release of its first Monthly...more

Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix

by Bloomberg Law on

April 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- William Snyder, co-head of the corporate restructuring group at Deloitte, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a new survey his group conducted on executive management during corporate...more

A PowerPoint Sample for Business Trial Lawyers

by Cogent Legal on

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers recently asked Cogent Legal to prepare the graphics for a presentation on mock trials. The panel consisted of some of the best jury consultants in the country exploring the factors...more

Consultant: More Big Law Firms Will "Implode"

by Bloomberg Law on

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bruce MacEwen, a law firm consultant and blogger at AdamSmithEsq.com, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that "we will see some more name brand [law] firms implode" in 2013. The defunct New York law...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case

by Bloomberg Law on

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Judges rarely reverse themselves. When U.S. District Jed Rakoff recanted a ruling he made previously in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Inc., the reversal was important...more

A Better 2012 for BigLaw (With Big Asterisks)

by Bloomberg Law on

Feb. 7. (Bloomberg Law) -- Law firm profits at a selection of the nation's largest firms increased by 4.3 percent in 2012, but "we do have some concerns about what drove the results," Dan DiPietro, chairman of Citi Private...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Fee Agreement Puts Law Firm In Trustee's Sights

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Law firm Kaye Scholer LLP and financial advisor Capstone Advisory Group LLC are in the sights of a U.S. Trustee aiming to claw back $12 million for an undisclosed agreement to share fees awarded in...more

Step One in Your Journey to Become Debt Free – Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer

by John Skiba on

Let’s do this. Let’s put together your game plan on getting out of debt in this new year. This is the year it is going to happen. Next year at this time you will have no debt. Stop and think of that. No debt! But it is...more

BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail

by Bloomberg Law on

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Dan DiPietro, chairman of The Law Firm Group at Citi Private Bank, says he has a "somewhat robust" watch list of law firms that may fail in the coming months. "In this kind of economic...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: NewPage, Dewey, Lehman and more!

by Bloomberg Law on

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including NewPage, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Lehman,...more

Dewey Burned $43 Million In 6 Weeks Prior To Bankruptcy

by Bloomberg Law on

June 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg News Bill Rochelle tells Lee Pacchia that defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP spent $43 million in cash over the six weeks prior to their bankruptcy filing, much to the chagrin of secured...more

Avoiding Law Firm Implosions by Mandating Firms to Undergo Annual Stress Tests

by Jerome Kowalski on

Good Lord! Please make it stop. We can’t take witnessing any more carnage or scandal from the Dewy & LeBoeuf front! The worst part, in some respects, is that clients, laterals and law firm lenders are now looking past...more

Ex-Dean: I Expect Some Law Schools to Close

by Bloomberg Law on

April 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- Former University of Nebraska and University of Houston Law School Dean Nancy Rapoport tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that she expects some law schools to close their doors because of the...more

Dewey Need to Take a Pledge?

by Jerome Kowalski on

Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to be daily battered in the media. Too many of the slings and arrows now being shot Dewey’s way are self inflicted. Those with the most to lose seem to be trying to get this ship of state back on...more

The Dummy’s Guide to Forensic Analysis of Law Firm Financial Accounting and Reporting While Leaving the PPP in the Commode

by Jerome Kowalski on

How is your law firm doing? You may not be getting a completely accurate answer by simply looking at your firm’s annual financial statements. Law firm financial reporting is an art form and sometimes, a bit of a black...more

Chapter11Cases.com Launches Database of Over 5,000 Key Bankruptcy Court Filings Available for Only 99 Cents

by Randall Reese on

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2011) – Chapter11Cases.com today launched a database of over 5,000 of the most important bankruptcy court pleadings filed since the beginning of 2008 with each document available to anyone...more

Dissolving a Business

Dissolving a Business in Arizona At The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, we put our 30-plus years of Arizona business law experience to work for you to make dissolving your business as quick, painless, and profitable as...more

Finding Safe Harbor for Your eDiscovery Data as EDD Vendors Navigate Stormy Economy

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A recent report from the Integreon Blog highlights the importance of understanding the financial stability of EDD vendors as a criterion for vendor selection. This is critical in light of the present economic downturn in...more

July Newsletter

by Capital Finance on

Theory of Deepening Insolvency Banking & Finance Litigation...more

Hedge Fund Failure Predictions and Strategies: How to Catch a Falling Knife and Not Get Cut

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Predictions and Suggestions of Morrison & Foerster’s Hedge Recovery/Defense Team. Morrison & Foerster has formalized its multi-disciplinary team dedicated to responding to client service needs in the coming distress cycle...more

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