On October 23, 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 2497 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Declaration Seventh Supplemental Declaration of Philip M. Abelson Pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 2014 and in Support of Application of Statutory Unsecured Claimholders Committee for Order Approving Employment and Retention of Proskauer Rose LLP as Its Attorneys, nunc pro tunc to February 9, 2015 Filed by Brandon Levitan on behalf of The Statutory Unsecured Claimholders’ Committee of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., et al (RE:  Application to Employ,  Declaration,  Declaration,  Declaration,  Declaration,  Declaration,  Declaration). (Levitan, Brandon)
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.