On Friday, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP filed the following omnibus reply to the various objections that have been filed in response to its various applications to retain and pay certain professional services firms. According to the reply, the following objections have been filed:
(1) the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to the Debtor’s applications to employ (a) Keightley & Ashner LLP (“K&A”) as special pension benefits counsel (the “K&A Application”) and (b) Proskauer Rose LLP (“Proskauer”) as special employment and litigation counsel (the “Proskauer Application”);
(2) the United States Trustee to the Debtor’s applications to employ (a) Togut, Segal & Segal LLP (the “Togut Firm”) as bankruptcy counsel (the “Togut Application”); (b) Proskauer; (c) K&A; (d) Goldin Associates, LLC (“Goldin”) as special consultant (the “Goldin Application”); (e) On-Site Associates, LLC (“On-Site”) as collection agent (the “On-Site Application”); (f) Development Specialists, Inc. (“DSI”) as wind down consultant (the “DSI Application”), and (g) Sitrick & Company (“Sitrick”) as corporate communication consultant (the“Sitrick Application”); and
(3) the Official Committee of Former Partners and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to the Debtor’s applications to employ (a) the Togut Firm; (b) Jonathan A. Mitchell and Zolfo Cooper Management LLC (“Zolfo Cooper”) as Chief Restructuring Officer and wind-down consultants (the “Zolfo Application”); (c) Goldin; (d) Sitrick; (e) On-Site; (f) DSI; (g) Proskauer, and (h) K&A.
The retention applications are scheduled to be considered at a hearing in the Manhattan bankruptcy court on Monday afternoon.