On June 27, 2015, an affidavit or declaration regarding application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (Voluntary) (f/k/a Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc.) and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 1841 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Supplemental Declaration – Supplemental Declaration of Jack F. Williams in Further Support of the Application of the Debtors for Entry of an Order Authorizing the Employment and Retention of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC as Independent Financial Advisor to the Special Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. and Potential Expert Witness, Effective Nunc Pro Tunc to the Petition Date, and Waiving Certain Information Requirements Imposed by Local Bankruptcy Rule 5082-1(C) Filed by David R Seligman on behalf of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (RE:  Application to Employ,  Order on Application to Employ). (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit 1 # (2) Exhibit 2 # (3) Exhibit 3) (Seligman, David)
Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (Voluntary) (f/k/a Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc.) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on January 15, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-01145. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar. The law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (Voluntary) (f/k/a Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc.) in the bankruptcy case.