Young And New Members Committee


Post date: Tuesday, March 06, 2018

[1]Fee applications are an inescapable aspect of bankruptcy practice.

Post date: Friday, September 22, 2017

The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Secure Leverage put to bed nearly five years of litigation on the question of what contracts are sufficiently “similar to” futures contracts under § 761(4) of the Bankruptcy Code to receive the highest priority of repayment in a commodity broker liquidation.[1] The court held that in or

Post date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Part I of this article identified several important issues that arise when crowdfunded companies file for bankruptcy. Among the most foreseeable dilemmas is that only a handful of crowdfunding backers would file a proof of claim, allowing equity-holders to recover an unduly high share of the debtor’s assets.

Post date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

In April of 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued Ocwen Financial Corporation (Ocwen) and its affiliates for supposed systematic deficiencies in their mortgage servicing business.

Post date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Editor's note: Part I of this article was published in the July 2017 edition of the Young and New Members Committee newsletter, and can be found on the committee's website.

Post date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

First-day orders in U.S. chapter 11 proceedings deal with a wide range of pressing issues within a limited timeframe. Moreover, foreign recognition of first-day orders in cross-border insolvencies, particularly in Canada-U.S. ones, have been dealt with in a context of a high degree of mutual deference and collaboration between jurisdictions.

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On May 3, 2017, the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico launched an unprecedented restructuring proceeding under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (“PROMESA” or the “Act”).

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently weighed in on whether the filing of a proof of claim could give rise to a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) if the statute of limitations on the underlying claim had expired.

Post date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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For the uninitiated, “crowdfunding” is a form of fundraising in which many relatively small contributions are sourced from a “crowd” of “backers” to support a prospective goal, product or company. Crowdfunding transactions can be structured as donations, pre-orders, loans or even equity investments.

Post date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Elvis Presley once said, “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain’t going away.” As we all know, the legal system in the U.S. is predicated upon truth — the decisions of the fact-finder are based on the veracity of the evidence presented. In Ehrenberg v.


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