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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Professor Nancy Rapoport Interviewed by Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nancy B. Rapoport is the Gordon Silver Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 9, Professor Rapoport was quoted in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article titled “Some ex-Caesars employees lose retirement income because of bankruptcy” discussing the loss of retirement income for employees under a Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan (SERP) as a result of Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s bankruptcy restructuring.

The article reads, “Nancy Rapoport, who specializes in bankruptcy matters, said it’s too early in the process to determine if the SERP creditors will receive any portion of the retirement funds.”

She added, “A lot depends upon how much value is in the estate and what is left over for the unsecureds. I have seen bankruptcies where the unsecureds are paid in full, but it’s rare.”

Professor Rapoport's specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture.