On October 6, 2022, Lex Machina hosted a webcast on the recently released new court system: the United States Bankruptcy Courts. The webcast featured Eric Schnabel (Partner at Dorsey & Whitney) and Laura Hopkins (Lex Machina’s Bankruptcy Legal Data Expert), hosted by Aria Nejad (Lex Machina’s in-house counsel).

During the webcast, panelists showcased and discussed highlights from the analytics and data included in Lex Machina’s newly released Chapter 11 bankruptcy module. The webcast included a demonstration of how the bankruptcy module can provide insights and trends regarding plan confirmation, bankruptcy termination, courts, judges, parties, counsel, and more.

“To me, this tool is just awesome because you send your associate out to file whatever the issue is, objection or motion,” commented Eric Schnabel. “They go on Lex and do a bunch of legal research and so forth, and that’s all well and good and obviously very important. But this lets you drill down on your specific judge to see whether he or she has actually ruled on this issue . . . . The intel from the perspective of preparing yourself for the hearing or including in your brief is just fantastic . . . . It lets you create a template that you can [use to] figure out how other people have argued, and then maybe use that as an outline for your own research to create your own pleading. So I think it’s just a very powerful tool to supplement standard legal research.”

Listen to a recording of the webcast or read the transcript.