On April 9, 2013, Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (“Ambac”) submitted a proposed settlement with the United States to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. If approved, the proposed settlement would resolve more than two years of litigation concerning the tax treatment of losses sustained by Ambac in connection with credit default swap contracts entered into during the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement would result in a payment by Ambac to the Government of $101.9 million, as well as possible future additional payments of up to $14.9 million. In connection with the settlement, Ambac would also be required to reduce its net operating loss carryovers attributable to the credit default swap contracts at issue by $1 billion. According to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, “The proposed settlement reflects an extensive investigation into Ambac’s reported financial losses and accounting methods in the wake of the financial crisis, and, if approved, will result in a significant recovery of Treasury funds. The settlement will also prevent Ambac from taking $1 billion in future offsets against its income and thus potentially reducing its tax burden by several hundred million dollars, a reduction to which it is not entitled.”