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Steve Schwaber RIP

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Email from Mark Marcus

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my close friend, mentor and colleague Steve Schwaber passed away last night.

Steve had surgery for bladder cancer on Friday and returned home that evening and seemed to be in good spirits.  We do not know the exact cause of death and memorial services have not been coordinated yet.

Steve was an active member of this and other listserves, as well as the ABI and the bankruptcy community for several decades.  We will all miss his insight, wit and professionalism.



Former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Joins Munger Tolles & Olson to Open DC Office

Image result for donald b. verrilli jr  This is some pretty big news.  Munger Tolles & Olson (where my son Hunter is an associate) is going to open an office in Washington DC.  Heading up the office will be former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.  Mr. Verrilli clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr.  and ultimately succeeded Elana Kagen as the Solicitor general.  Joining him will be veteran litigator Michael B. DeSanctis and former Deputy Associate Attorney General Chad Golder.  The announcement is here.  A NY Times article about Verrilli is here.

Congratulations to Maggie Bordeaux (Again)

Email from Maggie:

Hi everyone,

I wanted to thank everyone for their support in electing me to one of the At-Large positions for the 9th Circuit Conference Committee.  It is a tremendous Read more…

Congratulations to Nina Javan

Just heard that Nina Javan has joined Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP in their Woodland Hills office.  Congratulations Nina.

Congratulations to Ori Blumenfeld

Just wanted to let you know that I was recommended to the University’s school board.  Such an honor.  Hope all is well.
Ori S.  Blumenfeld, Esq. Read more…

Loyola Law School (My Alma Mater) Gets New Dean

Loyola Law School’s 18th Dean
Dear Loyola Law School Alumni: Read more…

Ezra Brutkus Gubner LLP Adopts New Name

The new name is Brutkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP.  Their website is here.    The announcement is here.  Good lawyers – good people.

Congratulations to Carolyn Afari!

Our associate and friend and fellow blogger had a baby girt last week.  Presumably the first of many.  We are all extremely happy for her.

Prober & Raphael looking for Associate

From Lee Raphael:

I’m looking to hire another bankruptcy attorney.  The ideal candidate would have a few years of relevant experience dealing with consumer bankruptcy and/or loan servicing.  Let me know if you know someone or spread the word.  Resumes can be sent to my office email address   Read more…

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – U.S. Trustee Brownbag – 341(a)’s

The U.S. Trustee is hosting a unique Brownbag program on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from noon to 1:30 p.m. We will be discussing issues and concerns related to all matters 341(a)—particularly the rules and rationale behind the smooth and effective conduct of this essential piece of the bankruptcy process.

Proposed topics include:  Read more…