Paul Hastings LLP has been tapped to represent FTX creditors in the crypto exchange's bankruptcy proceedings, the law firm told CoinDesk on Thursday.
A court document filed on the same day shows the New York law firm, along with Delaware-based Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, will be handling "all papers served or required to be served," in the bankruptcy case on behalf of creditors.
A creditor committee chose Paul Hastings from among a number of firms that pitched for the role, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The report added that the process to select a financial adviser is ongoing. The creditors' committee was formed last Thursday.
At a meeting of FTX creditors held Tuesday, U.S. Trustee Juliet Sarkessian urged creditors looking to secure their representation in the case to reach out to the committee's counsel once formally in place.
"They can be contacted," said Sarkessian, a U.S Department of Justice official charged with overseeing bankruptcy cases, of the lawyers that were yet to be appointed. "They do not represent you [the creditors] personally. They may be able to provide some help though, and they may even create their own website potentially for information for creditors."
Jack Schickler contributed reporting.
UPDATE (Dec. 22, 13:08 UTC): Reflects confirmation from Paul Hastings LLP in headline and first paragraph.
UPDATE (Dec. 23, 09:15 UTC): Adds court filing reflecting Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP will also be representing the creditors to second paragraph.
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