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Clouds on the Horizon for Claim Purchasers in the Third Circuit

In a decision of significance to the distressed claims trading community, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in In re KB Toys Inc. recently held that any risk or “cloud” of disallowance under the Bankruptcy Code...more

Accounting Scandal Communications In The Post-Enron World

Fueled by high-profile cases involving Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, and HealthSouth, accounting and disclosure fraud matters grew to as much as 33 percent of all U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions...more

Life After Whistleblowing

When corporate executives, government employees, or simple truck drivers decide to report regulatory violations or illegal activity, they assume serious risks of loss of livelihood, alienation of friends and even physical...more

For Jeff Skilling, 'Enron Was His Life,' Lawyer Says [Video]

July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Daniel Petrocelli, chair of the Business Trial and Litigation practice at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of former Enron Corp. Chief Executive...more

The Business Of Successful Transformation

This month I have chosen a couple of topics that most of us come across at some time in our career. The toxic culture – being in an organisation that clearly has little or no moral compass....more

More Enron Fallout: Skilling and DOJ Enter Agreement to Reduce Sentence

Former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling reportedly has negotiated a deal with federal prosecutors that is likely to result in a significant reduction of the prison sentence he will serve for his role in the collapse of Enron....more

DOJ Notice Hints at a Sentencing Deal With Former Enron Exec Jeffrey Skilling

Justice may or may not be blind; but she can buckle under pressure. It may take years, millions of dollars and armies of attorneys, but if you have the resources to test her mettle, you too may tip the balance in your favor....more

Inside The Lawyers Studio: Media Coverage On Cases Involving Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines illegal insider trading as “…buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material,...more

A Tale Of Two Debtors: Lehman Brothers And The Availability Of Equitable Subordination In The “Dueling Debtor” Context

Originally published in the NYU Journal of Law & Business - Vol. 9:269, 2012. This article suggests that the generally accepted “offensive/defensive” standard used by bankruptcy courts to determine whether a debtor may...more

Suzanne Rich Folsom and Bart M. Schwartz on Corporate Compliance in 2011  [Video]

As part of a continuing series of LEVICK video interviews with thought leaders across multiple disciplines and industry sectors, I recently sat down with Suzanne Rich Folsom, the former Vice President, Chief Regulatory and...more

Business Litigation Report -- February 2013

In This Issue: Caveat Emptor: Emerging Issues for Buyers of Bankruptcy Claims Entertainment Litigation Update; Trial Practice Update; Japan Litigation Update; and Libor Litigation Update ...more

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