January 11, 2017 
Law 360
Michael S. Etkin is quoted in Law360 regarding the decision by the bankruptcy court in the Fisker Automotive chapter 11 case in favor of our clients overruling the objections to claims based upon the mandatory subordination provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Our clients purchased membership units of a non-debtor special purpose vehicle which itself invested in the preferred stock of Fisker Automotive. Etkin, representing these membership unit purchasers in the bankruptcy proceedings of the electric car maker, argued that the claims of these creditors against Fisker should not be subordinated and junior to all other unsecured creditor claims. In a 21-page opinion, the Court agreed.
January 4, 2017 
Michael S. Etkin comments in Law360 about the U.S. Trustee’s objection to confirmation of the plan of reorganization in the Caesars’ Chapter 11 case which focuses on the U.S. Trustee’s role as independent watchdog and the propriety of the third party releases under the plan.
December 21, 2016 
Kenneth A. Rosen offers a commentary in GlobeSt.com regarding the required timing for retailers to make crucial real estate decisions in chapter 11 under Bankruptcy §365(d)(4).
December 19, 2016 
Lawrence Rolnick comments in Law360 about the proactive approach taken by Appaloosa to correct a questionable agreement that could have resulted in two bankrupt companies.
December 14, 2016 
Lynda Bennett comments in Law360 on New Jersey Supreme Court decision that will address insurance allocation issues associated with long-tail asbestos liabilities.
December 5, 2016 
Michael Savetsky is quoted in Law360 regarding the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors’ concerns about proposed bidding procedures in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Xtera Communications Inc.
November 18, 2016 
Corporate Counsel
In Corporate CounselMatt Savare comments on the dilemma that offensive speech creates for social media channels such as Twitter.
November 16, 2016 
Hedge Fund Alert
Ed Nadel comments in Hedge Fund Alert on why younger managers are coming up with innovative fee structures.
November 8, 2016 
The Wall Street Journal
In The Wall Street JournalCatherine Weiss comments on the Firm’s Election Protection hotline that helped protect the voting rights of citizens in NJ, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
November 1, 2016 
Jeff Blumenfeld is quoted in Variety on how the AT&T-Time Warner merger will affect content competitors such as Netflix and Hulu.
October 31, 2016 
In Law360Cassandra M. Porter, CIPP/US is highlighted in connection with her role as Consumer Privacy Ombudsman in the Golfsmith Chapter 11 matters.
4th Quarter 2016 
Partners for Women & Justice Annual Report
Jamie Gottlieb Furia is featured in the Partners for Women & Justice Annual Report for her commitment to volunteering her legal skills to help victims of domestic violence.
October 27, 2016 
POLITICO Pro's Europe Brief
Mary Hildebrand comments in POLITICO Pro's Europe Brief on the first legal challenge against the EU Privacy Shield data transfer agreement.
October 25, 2016 
Jeff Blumenfeld comments in a Bloomberg BNA article about possible ramifications of the 2011 joint agreement between Comcast and NBCUniversal on the AT&T-Time Warner bid.
October 24, 2016 
In Law360Jeff Blumenfeld discusses AT&T’s $84.5B Time Warner takeover and the likely shift in incentives and conduct once the two companies merge.
October 20, 2016 
Philip J. Gross is quoted in Debtwire regarding the implications of unresolved legal issues for creditors in Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy cases. Gross participated on a panel entitled, “Chapter 9 in Theory and Practice: Lessons Learned from the California and Detroit Cases” at the 41st Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop in Chicago run by the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He previously represented the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
October 12, 2016 
Bankrupt Company News
Cassandra M. Porter, CIPP/US is recognized in Bankrupt Company News for being appointed as consumer privacy ombudsman (CBO) for Golfsmith International Holdings by the U.S. Trustee.
October 12, 2016 
The IPKat
Matthew Hintz wrote the guest post “A Croissant-Doughnut By Any Other Name” for The IPKat, a popular intellectual property law blawg, on the registration and enforcement of the CRONUT trademark.
October 6, 2016 
CBS MoneyWatch
Christopher Loeber comments in CBS MoneyWatch on the importance of providing “prompt notice” to insurance carriers for hurricane & severe weather damage.
October 5, 2016 
The Cybersecurity Law Report
Mary Hildebrand is quoted in The Cybersecurity Law Report on the importance of proper cyber due diligence and how companies can mitigate cyber risks.
September 29, 2016 
Reorg Research
Michael S. Etkin is mentioned in Reorg Research regarding the approval of the SFX Entertainment debtors’ disclosure statement. It was noted that Etkin, representing the securities plaintiffs, confirmed that while various disclosure statement objections were resolved by changes to the disclosure statement and plan of reorganization, he reserved all rights with respect to confirmation of the plan of reorganization and the confirmation hearing, scheduled for November 9, 2016.
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