From its inception, the National Ethics Task Force  was charged with answering the question of whether there is a need for national ethics rules, standards and general practice guidance in the bankruptcy context.
The Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee had an active 2021, and we are excited to carry that energy into 2022.
Bankruptcy courts have not always favored post-petition retainers to debtor’s counsel.  But does the Bankruptcy Code prohibit them? That is exactly the question Judge David D. Cleary answered in In re Golden Fleece Beverages Inc., in which he held that the Code indeed supports post-petition retainers.
On January 14, 2022, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit in In the Matter of Sharon Sylvester (Sylvester vs Chaffe McCall LLP) held that a trustee’s attorney is entitled to compensation under Bankruptcy Code § 330(a) “only for services requiring legal expertise that a trustee would not generally be expected to perform without an attorney’s assistance.”
In a recent decision from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, three proofs of claim filed on behalf of LVNV Funding, LLC — a creditor assignee in the chapter 13 bankruptcy case commenced by Antonia Andrade-Garcia — were disallowed because the statute of limitations on the underlying claims had long ago expired.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia recently issued an opinion detailing the reimbursement limitations under the Bankruptcy Code for services provided by a trustee’s law firm in a chapter 7 case.
Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi approved the retention application of debtors’ counsel over the objection of the U.S.
How are subchapter V trustees compensated? The answer under the Code depends on whether the trustee is a standing or nonstanding subchapter V trustee. In reality, though, the answer should be the same in all cases, because, while 28 U.S.C.
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Panelists will discuss ethical issues relating to due diligence and debtor and creditor actions online as well as practice pointers for engaging in social media.
Hosted by the Ethics and Professional Compensation and Commercial and Regulatory Law Committees Social media and privacy are areas of opportunity — and concern. Today’s law practice requires that care be taken in both areas. This panel will explore the impact of privacy and social media issues on security, ethics and compensation.
This panel hosted by Ethics & Professional Compensation and Technology & Intellectual Property Committees will navigate the use and impact of the media in any bankruptcy case can pose challenging ethical dilemmas that are only exacerbated in highprofile cases. The panelists will explore these issues and share some of their personal insights and stories.
Beware of the Traps: Ethical and Fiduciary Issues for Committee Members and Professionals
Trustee Selection in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Who Wins the Battle to Control the Estate?
Adams and Reese LLP
King & Spalding
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Salt Lake City, UT
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Panama City Beach, FL
U.S. Department of Justice
Special Projects Leader
Blank Rome LLP