A federal bankruptcy judge is poised to hear arguments Thursday about whether dissolution proceedings for now-defunct LeClairRyan should be handled by a court-appointed liquidator.

The firm’s primary lender, ABL Alliance LLLP, has backed a motion by the acting U.S. trustee for the region to move the law firm from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, pointing to slower-than-anticipated collections since LeClairRyan filed for bankruptcy at the start of the month.