Ethics And Professional Compensation Committee


Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The McDermott International bankruptcy plan had already been confirmed by the time the hearing was held on the retention applications described herein.[1] The Honorable David R.

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama recently issued a reminder for all attorneys trying to ensure payment for their work.[1] The warning? Exercise a little common sense, practice a little professional courtesy, and don’t jump right into litigation.

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Section 523(a)(7) excepts from bankruptcy discharge a debt “to the extent such debt is for a fine, penalty, or forfeiture payable to and for the benefit of a governmental unit, and is not compensation for actual pecuniary loss.”[1] The law is clear that restitution payments constitute debts excepted from discharge under Section 523(a)(

Post date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

COVID-19 has catapulted us into a world in which virtually all legal services are conducted online. Ethics rules require lawyers to maintain competence, and many states require lawyers to stay abreast of relevant technology.

Post date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of workers to work remotely — resulting in a drastic increase in videoconferencing.

Post date: Monday, May 04, 2020

Courts rarely grant motions for reconsideration, but the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware did just that in the context of fee-shifting sanctions in In re NNN 400 Capital Center 16, LLC.[1] While the court ultimately upheld the sanctions, it provided a thorough analysis of a court’s ability to shift fees.

Post date: Monday, May 04, 2020

According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, if pre-petition attorney’s fees are included in the mortgage creditor’s proof of claim, contemporaneous time records are required to establish the reasonableness of those fees.

Post date: Monday, May 04, 2020

In order for a trustee to surcharge expenses under § 506(c), he “must prove that [his] expenses were reasonable, necessary, and provided a quantifiable benefit” to the secured creditors property.[1] The trustee must show some benefit sufficient for surcharge under this objective test, identify the specific expenses, tie them to specifi

Post date: Monday, March 09, 2020

A recent decision by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah[1] is a cautionary tale for senior-level employees that are considering leaving their employment and taking employees and business to a competitor. It is also a primer for an employer who has to pursue its claim against the departing employee in bankruptcy court.


Ms. B. Summer Chandler
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
(404) 307-2754

Mr. Adam D. Herring
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Atlanta, GA
(404) 322-6143

Ms. Daniela Mondragon
Communications Manager
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
(713) 469-3622

Ms. Leanne McKnight Prendergast
Education Director
Pierson Ferdinand LLP
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 479-6612

Ms. Hayley J. Franklin
Newsletter Editor
Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 571-8414

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