Law Firm Profile: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Law360, New York (November 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Blue Bird Body Co. couldn’t survive the duration of a traditional Chapter 11 case.

By the time the company filed for Chapter 11, however, Jay Goffman, a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was able to present an emergency solicitation for a prepackaged plan of reorganization that was confirmed nearly immediately.

The company was in bankruptcy for 36 hours—the shortest span between case commencement and plan confirmation in the history of the U.S. bankruptcy system.

Between revolutionary case handlings and the sheer volume and...
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