Archive for June, 2009

Job Posting: Lead Practice Support – Century City

Please see the attached job description for a Lead Practice Support position with Proskauer Rose in Century City.

Please contact Sue Hansford at shansford@proskauer.com or 310-284-5681 if you are interested.

Practice Support Job Description

Updated and Corrected Claims Register

All 371 pages of the latest Claims Register have been posted to the Bankruptcy section:

Claims Register (as of 6/2/2009):
2009-06-03 Claims Register

There are a few claims of note – if anyone can provide information please do so in the comments:

Claim #1019
Paravue Corporation
Amount claimed: $20,000,000

Job Posting: Attorneys for E-Discovery Project – San Francisco

Just received word that Black Letter Discovery has a need for attorneys for an e-discovery project.

Contact Nick Marsilio at tonick@blackletterdiscovery.com for more information.

Pursuing Greenberg Traurig for Malpractice

There is interesting news out today (see News Articles and the links below) concerning Greenberg Traurig’s role in the Heller Ehrman dissolution last year.

Basically: Greenberg should have run a UCC search when they signed Heller on as a client and should have discovered that Bank of America had cancelled its security interest in the Heller line of credit.  This seems to be a standard practice of most firms in taking on a new client or pursuing a new matter.

It was not until the attorneys for one of Heller Ehrman’s landlords discovered the UCC issue.

So now, not only does Greenberg Traurig seem ripe for a malpractice suit from either the Unsecured Creditors Committee and/or other parties, but should someone be going after any errors and omissions insurance carried by Heller?

Lawyers Beware, Malpractice-Allegation Week is Here! – WSJ Law Blog

Greenberg Traurig Faces Investigation Over Heller Ehrman Representation – The AmLaw Daily

Greenberg Traurig Faces Malpractice Questions in Heller Representation – The ABA Journal

The Morning Wrap – The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times

Greenberg Traurig in Hot Water Over Representation of Heller – The Recorder via Law.com


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Remember the words of Rev. Frank Scott (Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure):

". . . sitting on our butts is not going to help us either. Maybe by climbing out of here, we can save ourselves. If you've got any sense, you'll come along with us."

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