On June 10, 2015, an order regarding the application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 271 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Order Authorizing The Retention and Employment of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP As Attorneys For The Debtors And Debtors In Possession Effective Nunc Pro Tunc To The Petition Date (Related Doc # ) (Baumgartner, Cindy)
Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on May 12, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-32450. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Keith Phillips. The law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Patriot Coal Corporation (2015) in the bankruptcy case.