On May 24, 2016, an application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. and its affiliates.
The filing was assigned docket number 184 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:
Application to Employ Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP as Attorneys for the Debtors and Debtors in Possession. Objections/Request for Hearing Due in 7 days. Filed by Joint Debtor Midstates Petroleum Company LLC, Debtor Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (Attachments: # (1) Proposed Order # (2) Exhibit B – Sassower Declaration # (3) Exhibit C – Haight Declaration) (Sussberg, Joshua)
Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on April 30, 2016. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 16-32237. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge David Jones. The law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. in the bankruptcy case.