On November 13, 2015, an application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 1038 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Application to Employ PJT Partners LP as Investment Banker Application for an Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 327(a) and 328(a) and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2014(a) Authorizing (I) the Assignment of the Engagement Letter Between the Debtors and Blackstone Advisory Partners L.P. to PJT Partners LP and (II) the Retention of PJT Partners LP as Investment Banker to the Debtors Nunc Pro Tunc to October 1, 2015 Filed by Debtor Walter Energy, Inc., et al. (Darby, Patrick)
Walter Energy, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on July 15, 2015. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 15-02741. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Tamara Mitchell. The law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Walter Energy, Inc. in the bankruptcy case.