Bankruptcy Venue Reform Bill Needs Amending

By Kenneth Rosen and Philip Gross (October 12, 2021, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The issue of venue reform has been debated for many years and is again being revisited in light of the expected surge in bankruptcy cases in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and certain recent large Chapter 11 filings, including Purdue Pharma LP and Mallinckrodt in the pharmaceutical space, Boy Scouts of America and USA Gymnastics in abuse-related cases, and Neiman Marcus Group, J.C. Penney Co. Inc., J. Crew Group Inc., Brooks Brothers, Century 21 and Modell's Sporting Goods in the retail space.

While some of these cases were filed in varied districts around the country, most of these cases —...

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