Ethics And Professional Compensation Committee

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Post date: Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Recently, in In re Dynamic Drywall,[1] the U.S.

Post date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

At the December 2016 Winter Leadership Conference, we joined with the Young and New Members Committee to present a panel discussion entitled “Ethical Issues that Arise When Supervising Attorneys Work wit

Post date: Tuesday, November 08, 2016

A debtor cannot recover sanctions or attorneys’ fees under 11 U.S.C. § 362(k) when the debtor admits to having suffered no actual damages and the filing of a motion for sanctions was not necessary to remedy a stay violation.[1] Denying the debtor’s motion for sanctions, the U.S.

Post date: Tuesday, November 08, 2016
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Jennifer Larkin Kneeland

On Aug. 30, 2016, in Roberts Broadcasting v. McKitrick,[1] the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (Eastern Division) decided that a legal malpractice claim against bankruptcy counsel based on services rendered in the bankruptcy case “arises in” a case under the Bankruptcy Code.

Post date: Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Electronic signature software, such as DocuSign, is increasingly accepted in commercial transactions as an enforceable means of signing contracts and other agreements. However, in a recent decision by the U.S.

Post date: Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Recently, in In re Frantz,[1] the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho affirmed the bankruptcy court’s assessment of $49,477.46 in sanctions against the debtors and their attorney for improper litigation tactics.

Post date: Friday, August 19, 2016
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John F. Theil

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an order[1] to reduce a chapter 13 debtor’s attorney’s fee application by more than 70 percent.

Post date: Friday, August 19, 2016
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Jennifer Larkin Kneeland

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a 51-page opinion resolving its Order Setting Show Cause Hearing (the “show cause order”) in the chapter 13 case of Netoche Brigham Fair (the debtor, or “Ms.

Post date: Friday, August 19, 2016

A critical issue for all attorneys who represent debtors in bankruptcy is how to ensure payment for services performed both prior to and after a bankruptcy filing.

Post date: Thursday, July 07, 2016

Professional fees are increasingly a hot-button issue in bankruptcy cases. This article examines three recent ongoing, high-profile bankruptcy cases that reflect the growing scrutiny of professional fees: Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.

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Mr. Timothy James Anzenberger
Co-Chair
Adams and Reese LLP
Ridgeland, MS
(601) 292-0715

Mr. Gregory M. Taube
Co-Chair
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Atlanta, GA
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Mr. Carson Heninger
Communications Manager
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Salt Lake City, UT
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Ms. Sarah Primrose
Education Director
King & Spalding
Atlanta, GA
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Ms. B. Summer Chandler
Membership Relations Director
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Panama City Beach, FL
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Mr. Adam D. Herring
Newsletter Editor
U.S. Department of Justice
Atlanta, DC
(202) 305-7833

Ms. Victoria A. Guilfoyle
Special Projects Leader
Blank Rome LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 425-6400

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