Bloomberg Law
Dec. 14, 2018, 7:41 PM

Battle Over Howrey Collapse on D.C. Court’s Doorstep

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

The question of who owns the unfinished business after Howrey LLP’s insolvency rests with the D.C. Court of Appeals, which will hear a bankruptcy trustee’s arguments Dec. 17 that the former law firm’s estate should get a cut of that work.

Eight law firms are fighting the estate’s push to claw back millions in business that lawyers took with them after Howrey failed in 2011. The estate argues it owns the proceeds from business left over from from its demise.

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