April 11, 2011
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The trustee for folded law firm Howrey LLP launched an adversary complaint in a California court against Seyfarth Shaw LLP on Wednesday, seeking to recover money made by former Howrey lawyers when they took their unfinished business to Seyfarth.
Covington & Burling LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP and former Howrey LLP attorneys who joined the firms have agreed to pay Howrey's Chapter 11 trustee roughly $2 million to settle unfinished-business litigation, according to filings in California bankruptcy court on Monday and Tuesday.
The Chapter 11 trustee in Howrey LLP’s bankruptcy on Thursday asked a California bankruptcy judge to approve a $10,000 settlement with Paul Hastings LLP in a suit alleging that it, among other firms, never delivered on payments made by Howrey.
The trustee for folded law firm Howrey LLP launched a lawsuit against three former partners Monday, seeking to claw back $596,183 in distributions made to the lawyers while Howrey was insolvent, allegedly in violation of Howrey’s partnership agreement.
The Chapter 11 trustee for collapsed law firm Howrey LLP on Wednesday asked a California bankruptcy judge to approve a $1.15 million settlement with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP that would resolve unfinished business claims former Howrey partners brought to the firm.
A California bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a settlement resolving approximately $515,000 in unfinished business claims between collapsed law firm Howrey LLP, McDermott Will & Emery LLP and a former Howrey partner who left to join MWE in 2010.
The Chapter 11 trustee for Howrey LLP on Friday asked a California federal judge to approve a settlement with BakerHostetler, as well as former Howrey partners Baker hired, that will immediately provide $41 million to pay off the Howrey bankruptcy estate's debt.
The Chapter 11 trustee in Howrey LLP’s bankruptcy has reached settlements with three law firms that hired former Howrey partners — Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Novak Druce & Quigg LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC — he told a California bankruptcy court Tuesday.
A California bankruptcy judge Tuesday gave Howrey LLP creditors the go-ahead to subpoena documents from Arent Fox LLP, Arnold & Porter LLP and Snell & Wilmer LLP surrounding the transfer of Howrey's former client matters to the firms.
Unsecured creditors of folded law firm Howrey LLP on Friday moved to investigate potential claims against Arent Fox LLP and two other firms over profits earned from “unfinished business” inherited when they hired defecting Howrey partners.