Judge Gives Law Firms OK To Appeal Coudert Clawback Ruling

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A slew of law firms challenging a decision on the fate of unfinished client matters tied to Coudert Brothers LLP's bankruptcy can appeal to the Second Circuit, a New York federal judge said Wednesday in a battle that could have implications in and beyond the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP bankruptcy.

In an order granting interlocutory appeal, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said the firms, which inherited Coudert attorneys and clients after its 2005 collapse, can challenge her May ruling deeming unfinished client matters as property of...
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