Akin Gump Offers $1.6M To Settle Malfeasance Charges

Law360, New York (February 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a long-running smackdown between bankruptcy guru Harvey Miller and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, the firm has offered to pay $1.6 million to settle Miller’s complaint that Akin Gump gave one of its clients conflicted advice to the detriment of other members of the creditors committee.

Miller, one of the country’s most prominent bankruptcy experts, accused the firm of malfeasance in an examiner’s report issued last year in the bankruptcy proceedings of FiberMark Inc., a paper and cloth company.

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