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Stop Looting the Bankruptcy Code: Stop Wall Street Looting Act Proposes Substantial Changes to the Bankruptcy Code and Key Principles of Corporate Law

USA - November 19 2021 On October 20, 2021, Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon)…

Ryan Preston Dahl, Mark Maciuch

The Way Is Shut: Nondebtor Release Legislation Proposes Mandatory Dismissal on Account of Pre-Bankruptcy Liability Management Transactions

USA - October 13 2021 Third-party, or nondebtor, releases have continued to attract attention from both commentators and legislators in the wake of recent cases such as…

Ryan Preston Dahl, Mark Maciuch

Second Circuit Tribune Decision Stands—Providing Bankruptcy Code “Safe Harbor” Protection for LBOs

USA - April 20 2021 In a case with wide-reaching implications for the private equity industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ended a decade-long effort by distressed debt…

David Blittner, Ryan Preston Dahl, Andrew G. Devore, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Neill P. Jakobe, Loretta R. Richard, William M. Shields

Caveat Venditor: Sellers (and their Directors) Beware Nine West Has an Important Message for Boards Considering an Exit

USA - December 10 2020 The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has delivered a sobering punctuation mark to a sobering year through In re…

Ryan Preston Dahl, Andrew G. Devore

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds State Law Rights of Trademark Licensees and Other Non-Debtor Contract Parties in Bankruptcy

USA - May 21 2019 On May 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-1 ruling in the case of Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC…

Patricia I. Chen, Jonathan R. Ference-Burke, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, James M. Wilton