Bankruptcy Outlook For 2012

Law360, New York (January 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- If 2011 was the year that new bankruptcy work practically ground to a halt, 2012 could be the year the gears finally get moving again, according to lawyers and other bankruptcy professionals, who think that a confluence of sociopolitical and economic problems could bode poorly for companies that are now barely surviving.

"2011 was a really slow year. I think 2012 is going to be busier," said Jeff J. Marwil, co-head of the bankruptcy and restructuring group at Proskauer Rose LLP. "The economy is shakier, consumer confidence...
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