In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that White & Case is not conflicted out of a bankruptcy case after hiring a partner from opposing counsel Sidley Austin who previously worked on the matter.

In 2018, Maxus Liquidating Trust sued Maxus’ parent companies, YPF S.A. and YPF International S.A., in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. White & Case represents the trust, according to the Third Circuit’s Sept. 9 opinion, while Sidley Austin represents YPF.