• New York Law Journal | Expert Opinion

    SBRA Proves Critical in Wake of Hardship Caused by COVID-19

    September 18, 2020

    The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 went into effect just in the nick of time when small businesses struggling from the wake of the pandemic need debt relief more than ever.

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Steven Donziger's Criminal Contempt Trial Postponed

    September 8, 2020

    Manhattan federal court Judge Loretta Preska, who had pushed to hold the trial, wrote that "Mr. Donziger and his counsel have employed virtually every conceivable tactic to stop trial from starting as long scheduled."

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Donziger Ramps Up Effort to Delay or Dismiss Looming Criminal Contempt Trial

    September 2, 2020

    Facing the possibility of prison time if convicted, the lawyer who once won an $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron has intensified his battle against the special prosecutor appointed to his criminal case, the civil-case judge who leveled the charges against him, and and the Southern District of New York federal judge presiding over the looming bench trial.

  • Appellate Division, Second Department:August 26, 2020

    Publication Date: 2020-08-28
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, Second Department, Hand Down List
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, Second Department:August 26, 2020

  • New York Law Journal | News

    Committee Formed to Monitor Steven Donziger's Contempt Trial for Due Process Violations

    August 19, 2020

    "The campaign of judicial and corporate harassment being waged against Steven Donziger is chilling in scope and intensity," said Jeanne Mirer, a member of the trial monitoring committee and president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.

  • In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-18
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: For Plaintiff-Appellant Lehman Brothers Special Financing, Inc.: William F. Dahill, on the brief, Paul R. Defilippo, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, New York, NY
    for defendant: For Defendant-Appellee First Northern Bank and Trust Company: William A. Slaughter, Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Leslie C. Heilman, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, DE. For Defendants-Appellees Garadex Inc., Gatex Properties Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated: John H. Thompson, McGuire Woods LLP, Washington, DC. For Defendants-Appellees General Security National Insurance and SCOR Reinsurance Company: Scott Walter Reynolds, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, NY; Nicole E. Schiavo, Peter A. Ivanick, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Co., Magnetar Constellation Fund II Ltd Magnetar Constellation Master Fund III Ltd, Magnetar Constellation Master Fund Ltd., and UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch: Nicholas P. Crowell, Alex R. Rovira, Andrew P. Propps, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee LGT Bank in Liechtenstein Ltd: Gregory F. Hauser, Wuersch & Gering LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee The Liverpool Limited Partnership: Matthew J. Gold, Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., New York, NY. For Defendants-Appellees Mariner LDC, Structured Credit Opportunities Fund II, L.P., and Tricadia Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd., f/k/a Mariner-Tricadia Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd: Thomas J. Fleming, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee MBIA, Inc: Kevin J. Biron, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee MoneyGram Securities, LLC and its Successors in Interest: Brian Dillon, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, & Bennett, P.A., Minneapolis, MN. For Defendant-Appellee Morgans Financial Limited: Lewis J. Liman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Mulberry Street CDO, Ltd: Jack Yoskowitz, Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Natixis Financial Products LLC: Scott W. Reynolds, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee PCA Life Assurance Co. Ltd: Nicholas P. Crowell, Jon W. Muenz, Andrew P. Propps, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee RGA Reinsurance Co.: Emilio B. Nicolas, Jackson Walker LLP, Austin, TX. For Defendant-Appellee Security Benefit Life Insurance Co.: David Adler, McCarter & English, LLP, New York, NY. For Defendant-Appellee Shenandoah Life Insurance Company: Joseph J. Saltarelli, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. For Amicus Curiae Structured Finance Industry Group: Madlyn Gleich Primoff, Timothy P. Harkness, David Y. Livshiz, Henry V. Hutten, Jill K. Serpa, on the brief, Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer US LLP, New York, NY.

    Case Number: 18-1079

    Certain Priority Provisions Are Enforceable Under the Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor

  • The Mid Market Report | News

    Who Got the Work: Sur La Table's Restructuring and Artist Authorship

    July 17, 2020

    Cole Schotz serves as restructuring counsel for Sur La Table in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Pryor Cashman represents an artist who claims her work was misrepresented by a gallery and online sales platform, and other work from midsize firms.

  • Appellate Division, Second Department:July 8, 2020

    Publication Date: 2020-07-10
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division, Second Department, Hand Down List
    Judge: Unsigned
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: DOCKET

    Appellate Division, Second Department:July 8, 2020

  • The American Lawyer

    Dozens of Big Law Firms Received Millions in PPP Loan Funds

    July 6, 2020

    At least 45 law firms in the Am Law 200 received SBA loans this year.

  • New York Law Journal | News

    NY Law Firms Aren't Rushing Back to Offices Even If Their Clients Are

    July 1, 2020

    Reopening dates in New York, if they are set, are tentative or limited to a select few. Meanwhile, some clients are heading back to offices more quickly.