What I Learned As Lehman's Bankruptcy Lawyer

Law360 (September 20, 2018, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Ten years ago, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The collapse of the legendary bank — a fixture of the U.S. financial system dating to the 1850s — reverberated around the world, unleashing a financial crisis of a magnitude not seen since 1929. Credit markets froze, global trade choked, asset values evaporated and jobs vanished.

Together with my colleagues, I have spent nearly 10 years since then fighting in court for the rights of Lehman's creditors, leading the charge against the so-called "big bank" counterparties. This arduous legal journey, wending through tens of millions of documents, hundreds of depositions, and one of...

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