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Marshalling is an equitable remedy for achieving fairness between two or more secured creditors of the same debtor. Where the first creditor enforces its security against assets over which both hold security but not against assets over which it alone holds security, the second creditor may be entitled to use the assets over which the former […]

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Morgan Lewis rejigs management with COO hire from rival Dechert

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has replaced its executive director position with the role of chief operating officer (COO), taking on Dechert’s COO Anthony Licata. Licata replaces the firm’s longstanding executive director Frank Fee, with the new title pushed through by the firm’s chair-elect Jami McKeon.  McKeon has overseen a number of management changes since she […]

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