On October 30, 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 2515 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Declaration of Joshua Mester in Support of Motion of the Official Committee of Second Priority Noteholders to Reconsider Order Granting Debtors’ Application for Retention of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Filed by Timothy W Hoffmann on behalf of Official Committee of Second Priority Noteholders (RE:  Motion to Vacate). (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Exhibit B # (3) Exhibit C # (4) Exhibit D # (5) Exhibit E # (6) Exhibit G # (7) Exhibit H # (8) Exhibit I # (9) Exhibit J # (10) Exhibit K) (Hoffmann, Timothy)
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.