YPF Seeks To Disqualify White & Case From $14B Maxus Suit

Law360 (February 26, 2021, 9:38 PM EST) -- A multibillion-dollar Delaware bankruptcy court adversary case over allegedly "stranded" toxic cleanup burdens has veered into a clash over professional ethics and an attorney's jump from Sidley Austin to White & Case, firms that were on opposing sides in the suit.

In a memorandum of law filed Friday, attorneys for Argentine energy company YPF SA and its affiliates said White & Case LLP should be disqualified from representing the Maxus Litigating Trust after hiring partner Jessica C. Lauria from Sidley Austin LLP. The attorney's husband, Thomas Lauria, is also a partner at White & Case.

Jessica Lauria, formerly Jessica C.K. Boelter,...

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