Howrey Avoids Suits As Deal With Holland, Fenwick OK'd

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT) -- A California bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved Howrey LLP’s settlements with Holland & Knight LLP and Fenwick & West LLP that wrap up unfinished-business claims but leave individual attorneys who left Howrey for the other two firms open to potential clawback claims.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali signed off on the deals, noting that no one has raised any objection and the settlements are “fair, equitable and in the best interest of the estate.”

Under its deal with trustee Allan B. Diamond, Holland & Knight will...
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