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Weil Seeks $100M in Lehman Case, Identifies Hardest Working Associate

Posted Aug 20, 2009 7:44 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges is seeking more than $100 million in legal fees and expenses for its work in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.

The law firm’s second fee application would put it over the $100 million mark in total billings, when hold back payments are included, the Am Law Daily reports. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Peck recently approved the firm’s first application for about $55 million in fees and expenses.

The new application seeks payment for 86,000 hours of work from February through May, breaking down to about 700 hours a day, seven days a week, according to the publication.

The article includes these “notes of interest”: The filing seeks $67,000 in meal reimbursements. And the lawyer who worked the most hours during the four-month period is bankruptcy associate Sunny Singh, who put in about 988 hours—breaking down to about eight hours a day, seven days a week.

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