Orrick Wants Heller Ehrman Clawback Ruling Revisited

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 8:47 PM ET) -- Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP asked a California federal judge on Wednesday to review a bankruptcy judge's ruling in favor of claims that the law firm wrongfully hired former partners of defunct Heller Ehrman LLP, arguing that the bankruptcy court may not have had authority to address the clawback claims.

The de nova motion calls into question the constitutional authority of bankruptcy courts to rule on summary judgment motions in a fraudulent transfer case against a noncreditor. A bankruptcy judge granted Heller summary judgment against Orrick in March, in...
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Case Information

Case Title

Heller Ehrman LLP

Case Number

3:08-bk-32514

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

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Date Filed

December 28, 2008


Case Title

v. Heller Ehrman LLP

Case Number

3:13-cv-01775

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Bankruptcy Withdrawal

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

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Date Filed

April 19, 2013

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