A review of bankruptcy rates in Delaware and the Southern District of New York shows that a handful of U.S.-based partners at Am Law 200 firms have inched above the $1,000 rate barrier, making bankruptcy work as lucrative as it was plentiful in 2008 and 2009. Over a 12-month period ending August 2009, there were more than 13,000 billing rate entries submitted by law firms in the nation's two busiest bankruptcy courts, according to a new database compiled by ALM Media.
Bankruptcy Rates Top $1,000 Mark in 2008-09
The American Lawyer
December 16, 2009