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Fee Application & Compensation Issues

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 74 minutes
Recorded Date: August 02, 2019
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  • Issues with Interim Compensation Procedures
  • Review of Fees in Chapter 11 Cases
  • Implications of Review Under Sections 328 and 330
  • Lessons from Recent Cases Involving Professional Compensation
  • Fee Issues in Consumer Cases
  • Recovery of Attorney's Fees in Dismissed Cases
Runtime: 1 hour and 14 minutes
Recorded: August 2, 2019


This panel will explore a variety of hot-button compensation issues, as well as practical issues that arise when parties seek payment under the Bankruptcy Code, including best practices for working with fee examiners, implications of ASARCO four years later, considerations in formulating interim compensation procedures and issues related to non-attorney compensation.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop on August 2nd, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Timothy J. Fox, Jr.

General Attorney
Office of the U.S. Trustee

Timothy J. Fox, Jr. is a General Attorney at the U.S. Trustee Program in Wilmington, DE.

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Monique B. DiSabatino

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

An attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, Monique DiSabatino concentrates her practice on a broad range of commercial bankruptcy, workout and restructuring matters in which she represents debtors, trade creditors, landlords, equity holders and other parties. Monique has served as counsel in many large chapter 11 cases over the years, representing clients in a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and construction and real estate development.

Monique has also served as lead or co-counsel to numerous chapter 11 debtors. Monique has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA and as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers. She also frequently publishes articles on the subject of bankruptcy and restructuring law in a variety of publications.

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Paul H. Deutch

Senior Vice President
Omni Management Group, Inc.

Paul has been with Omni since 2009 and manages the firm’s New York office. He works closely with clients to ensure that they receive high-quality services tailored to their unique needs.

Following his clerkship with the Honorable Conrad B. Duberstein, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Paul embarked on a fourteen-year legal career, focusing on all aspects of reorganization and liquidation proceedings including the representation of debtors, creditors, asset purchasers and lenders in many large and complex chapter 11 cases including Lehman Brothers, Calpine Energy, Integrated Health Services, Inc., M. Fabrikant & Sons, Inc., Ameripol Synpol Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc., Mirant Corp., Caldor Corp., eLot, Inc., Enron Corp., Star Diamond, AT&T Latin America, and Colt Mercantile.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Paul later earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. 

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Hon. Michael B. Kaplan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

Michael B. Kaplan is a bankruptcy judge for the United States bankruptcy court, District of New Jersey. He was appointed as a bankruptcy judge on October 2, 2006, and his term will expire on October 1, 2020.

Judge Kaplan received his Bachelors degree from Georgetown University (1984) and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law (1987).

Kaplan served as a Standing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee, as well as a member of the Chapter 7 panel of bankruptcy trustees, where he received case appointments as both a Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 trustee.

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Christopher A. Jones

Managing Partner
Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP

Christopher A. Jones is a managing partner with Whiteford Taylor & Preston, LLP in its Falls Church, Va., office, where he specializes in all aspects of chapter 11 bankruptcy law and insolvency related litigation. He regularly represents businesses in their restructuring efforts and throughout their liquidation, has served as counsel to official committees in numerous chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and represents bankruptcy trustees and liquidating agents in litigation matters. Mr. Jones has testified as an expert witness regarding the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees in a chapter 11 case. In addition to his work in the insolvency arena, he also has trial experience in commercial litigation matters in federal court.

Mr. Jones chairs the board of governors of the Bankruptcy Law Section for the Virginia State Bar and is vice chair of the VBA’s Bankruptcy Law Section Council. He also sits on the board of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association and is a past president. Mr. Jones has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading bankruptcy attorney in Virginia, and is listed in Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite – Virginia’s Best Lawyers” and in The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyer in Virginia. Mr. Jones is AV Peer Review- Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

He received his undergraduate degree in 1992 from Duke University and his J.D. in 1996 from the University of Richmond School of Law.

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