Bankruptcy: A Lesson in Conflicts and Sex with Clients©

By Mark D. Yochum, Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law

Over a decade ago, I wrote “When Conflicts Become Crimes: Professionals Representing Parties in Bankruptcy,” 10 J.Bank. L. & Prac. 235 (2001), exploring conflicts in bankruptcy through the story of John Gellene, sent to prison by the Eastern District Court of Wisconsin for failure to disclose connections.  The passage of time has not affected the law in the piece.  While no spectacular villains of conflicts have arisen to be sent to prison, the courts continue to apply the same jurisprudence, case law, statutes and rules . . .

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