Podcast: Bankruptcy Judge and Scholar Debate Professional Fee Issue Currently Before Supreme Court

Contributed by Judith K. Fitzgerald

ABI Resident Scholar Prof. Anne Lawton talks with Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald (W.D. Pa.; Pittsburgh) (ret.) and Prof. Lawrence Ponoroff of the University of Arizona College of Law (Tucson, Ariz.) about their views of the issue before the Supreme Court in Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC, No. 14-103. Judge Fitzgerald and Prof. Ponoroff provide their differing perspectives on whether Sect. 330(a) of the Bankruptcy Code grants bankruptcy judges discretion to award compensation for the defense of a fee application. Listen to the discussion here.”