Decisions Do Not Apply "Jewel Doctrine" to Departed Partners’ Fees – Legal Fees Earned by Departed Partners in Now-Defunct Law Firms Determined Not to Be Property of the Bankrupt Firm

A California District Court recently held that a bankruptcy trustee could not claim a property interest in the hourly fee matters pending at the now-dissolved Heller Ehrman LLP law firm. This June California decision was followed by a similar holding…
By: Holland & Knight LLP