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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Professor Nancy Rapoport Talks Caesars Bankruptcy in Las Vegas Sun

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

Professor Rapoport was featured in a May 20 Las Vegas Sun article titled “UNLV law professor is a key player in Caesars Entertainment bankruptcy case,” about her recent appointment to lead a committee to review bills for legal work as well as other professional fees and expenses tied to the Caesars bankruptcy proceedings.

Professor Rapoport described her job as “helping the court take a ‘first cut’ at determining the reasonableness of professional expenses, such as fees for attorneys and advisers.”

“One of the things that we look at is the ratio of those fees to the overall stuff that’s going on in the Chapter 11,” she said. “When you put it in the context of how much money is at stake overall, it’s typically pretty proportional. But it’s still a lot of money.”

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