The Bankruptcy Code is a federal statute, and there are hundreds of bankruptcy courts around the country. Litigation in these courts is governed by the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP), which in many ways are similar to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Although not unlike U.S. District Court, bankruptcy courts typically move cases quickly and even summarily. Therefore, a firm and confident approach is necessary when appearing in these courts.
Wiley Rein attorneys have been practicing in these courts for decades, and we have the specific combination of both substantive bankruptcy law experience and trial court experience to assert our clients' rights with vigor and zeal. The Legal 500 US notes that the Group "benefits from expertise on the contentious side and 'the ability to accurately predict the litigation process providing the client with the knowledge necessary to confidently make decisions.'" Practice chair H. Jason Gold is commended by clients for being "calm and deliberate in court," while Dylan G. Trache is praised by sources for his "impeccable research skills and his understanding of the court process" (2011). Chambers USA notes that sources call Wiley Rein "an excellent firm that has an excellent reputation with the judges” (2012); sources have also commended Valerie P. Morrison's "solid reputation" and the work of "expert bankruptcy litigator" Alexander M. Laughlin (2011).
For more information on bankruptcy litigation, see the following:
- Hainan Airlines Settlement to Result in Full Payment of Claims in Dornier Aviation Liquidation
- Failure to Obtain Stay Renders Bankruptcy Appeal Moot
- How to Win a Lift Stay Proceeding
- Prosecuting and Defending Bankruptcy Preferences: A Primer
ISSUE: DECEMBER 5, 2013
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