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1st Circuit

Amann, William, Craig, Deachman & Amann, PLLC
Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Baker, David, Law Office of David G. Baker
Bowersock, Kent, Davison Rugeley, LLP
Colwell, Bodie, Bernstein Shur
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Harrington, Lee, Nixon Peabody LLP
Hull, Nathaniel, Verrill Dana LLP
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Lutterbein, Craig, Hodgson Russ LLP
McGrath, Nicholas, Hemenway & Barnes, LLP
McKeon, Timothy, Bernstein Shur
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Miller, Lauren, Ellis & Winters LLP
Moss, Guy, Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Mushell, Samuel, Americans United for Government Reform
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
O'Connor, Andrea, Hendel & Collins, P.C.
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Smegal, Sarah, Bartlett Hackett Feinberg PC
Somma, Christopher, Goodwin Procter LLP
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Sugar, Michael, Lobel, Neue & Till, LLP
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner
Xerras, Lynne, Holland & Knight LLP
Yazicioglu, Hale, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Yurkewicz, Michael, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

2nd Circuit

Abel, Ira, Law Office of Ira R. Abel
Arreaza, Manuel, Arent Fox LLP
Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Banker, David, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Baum, Kevin, Baum & Bailey, P.C.
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Eggum, John, Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff
Eguchi, Weston, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Falanga, Stephen, Connell Foley LLP
Greenwald, Wayne, Wayne Greenwald, PC
Grubin, Janice, Spizz Cohen & Serchuk, PC
Guest, Gregory, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Iowa
Hardman, Carrie, Winston & Strawn LLP
Harrington, Lee, Nixon Peabody LLP
Heilman, Ryan, Wolfson Bolton PLLC
Hughes, Ruth, Hartman Simons & Wood LLP
Iazzetta, Suzanne, Iazzetta Law, LLC
Johnson, , Law Office of Karl A. Johnson
Khatchatourian, Emil, Foley & Lardner LLP
Klein, Julia, The Rosner Law Group
Kourland, Nancy, Rosen & Associates, P.C.
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Larner, Kevin, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Levitin, Joel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Little, David, Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson
Lutterbein, Craig, Hodgson Russ LLP
Marck, John, St. John's University School of Law
McKeon, Timothy, Bernstein Shur
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Miller, Lauren, Ellis & Winters LLP
Moore, Kevin, St. John's University
Mushell, Samuel, Americans United for Government Reform
Myers, Jonathan, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Ozturk, Ferve, BakerHostetler
Peters, Robert, GrayRobinson, PA
Porter, Cassandra, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Rallis, Dean, AFRCT, LLP
Ringel, Fred, Robinson, Brog, Leinwand, Greene, Genovese & Gluck, PC
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Sandler, Bradford, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Saponara, David, Kudman Trachten Aloe LLP
Schwartz, Samuel, Schwartz Flansburg PLLC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Warner, , St. John's University School of Law
Waxman, Daniel, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner
Wishnew, Jordan, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Worenklein, Elie, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Yan, Robert, Farrell Fritz, PC
Yazicioglu, Hale, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Yurkewicz, Michael, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

3rd Circuit

Arreaza, Manuel, Arent Fox LLP
Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Banker, David, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Baum, Kevin, Baum & Bailey, P.C.
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Edmonson, Jamie, Venable LLP
Eggum, John, Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff
Eguchi, Weston, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Falanga, Stephen, Connell Foley LLP
Guest, Gregory, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Iowa
Hamilton, Valerie, Sills Cummis & Gross PC
Hardman, Carrie, Winston & Strawn LLP
Harrington, Lee, Nixon Peabody LLP
Heilman, Ryan, Wolfson Bolton PLLC
Herz, Michael, Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman LLC
Horan, Thomas, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Hughes, Ruth, Hartman Simons & Wood LLP
Iazzetta, Suzanne, Iazzetta Law, LLC
Johnson, , Law Office of Karl A. Johnson
Khatchatourian, Emil, Foley & Lardner LLP
Klein, Julia, The Rosner Law Group
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Larner, Kevin, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Little, David, Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson
Lutterbein, Craig, Hodgson Russ LLP
Marck, John, St. John's University School of Law
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Miller, Lauren, Ellis & Winters LLP
Murray, Cara, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Mushell, Samuel, Americans United for Government Reform
Myers, Jonathan, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Nestor, Michael, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Ozturk, Ferve, BakerHostetler
Porter, Cassandra, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Ringel, Fred, Robinson, Brog, Leinwand, Greene, Genovese & Gluck, PC
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Sandler, Bradford, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Schwartz, Samuel, Schwartz Flansburg PLLC
Springer, Craig, Cross & Simon, LLC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Utlik, George, Arent Fox LLP
Waxman, Daniel, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner
Wishnew, Jordan, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Worenklein, Elie, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Yazicioglu, Hale, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Yurkewicz, Michael, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

4th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Blossom, Rashad, Burr & Forman LLP
Bollinger, John, Boleman Law Firm, PC
Brogan, Ann, Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan, P.C.
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Crowder, Deborah, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Gunn, Elizabeth, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
King, B., Woods Rogers PLC
Lyday, Jennifer, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Miller, Lauren, Ellis & Winters LLP
Murray, Cara, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Powers, , Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Schumm, Brooke, Daneker, McIntire, Schumm, et al.
Siracusa, Kristen, Miles & Stockbridge PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Stenzhorn, Robert, Schempf & Ware PLLC
Tancredi, Lisa, Gebhardt & Smith LLP
Tavenner, Lynn, Tavenner & Beran, PLC
Trowbridge, Suzanne, Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP
Volk, Frank, U.S. District Court

5th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Baum, Kevin, Baum & Bailey, P.C.
Bowersock, Kent, Davison Rugeley, LLP
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Curtis, Catherine, Davis Law Firm
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Fine, Jeffrey, Dykema Cox Smith
Fuller, Lars, BakerHostetler
Geno, Craig, Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Hesse, Gregory, Hunton & Williams LLP
Holmes, Steven, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Jones, John, J. R. Jones Law PLLC
Kaufman, Aaron, Dykema Cox Smith
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Little, David, Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson
Lockridge, J., Kean Miller LLP
McDonald, Kelly, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Newman, Walter, Newman & Newman
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Peters, Robert, GrayRobinson, PA
Richmond, Ryan, Stewart Robbins & Brown, LLC
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Ruggero, Peter, Ruggero Law Firm
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Stewart, Paul, Stewart Robbins & Brown, LLC
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

6th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Bailey, James, Butler Snow LLP
Bartell, Laura, Wayne State University School of Law
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Coury, Michael, Glankler Brown, PLLC
Debbeler, J., Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
DeCarlo, Thomas, Chapter 13 Trustee Office
Delawalla, Faisal, Bryan Cave LLP
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Forbes, Jason, Mason, Schilling & Mason Co., LPA
Hage, Paul, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Heilman, Ryan, Wolfson Bolton PLLC
Hillyer, Robert, Butler Snow LLP
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Langdon, Dean, DelCotto Law Group PLLC
Lassner, Caralyce, Caralyce M. Lassner, JD, PC
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Meldrum, Brian, Stites & Harbison PLLC
Miller, Lauren, Ellis & Winters LLP
Moore, Kevin, St. John's University
Myers, Jonathan, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Peters, Geoffrey, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Stitt, Jason, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
Waxman, Daniel, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

7th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Bach, Penelope, Sulaiman Law Group, Ltd.
Baum, Kevin, Baum & Bailey, P.C.
Bowersock, Kent, Davison Rugeley, LLP
Brand, Jonathan, Lakelaw
Carlson, Kurt, Carlson Dash LLC
Clair, Bonnie, Summers Compton Wells LLC
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Delawalla, Faisal, Bryan Cave LLP
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Eggum, John, Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Fuller, Lars, BakerHostetler
Guest, Gregory, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Iowa
Gunn, Elizabeth, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Hardman, Carrie, Winston & Strawn LLP
Hedayat, Mazyar, M. Hedayat & Associates, PC
Johnson, , Law Office of Karl A. Johnson
Khatchatourian, Emil, Foley & Lardner LLP
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Little, David, Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson
Martin, Madison, Stites & Harbison PLLC
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Melickian, Mark, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
Miller, Nicholas, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Schwartz, Samuel, Schwartz Flansburg PLLC
Spathis, George, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Wallo, William, Weld, Riley Prenn & Ricci SC
Waxman, Daniel, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

8th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Ballinger, Adam, Lindquist & Vennum PLLP
Bossi, Mark, Thompson Coburn LLP
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Fuller, Lars, BakerHostetler
Gunn, Elizabeth, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Harrell-Latham, Leslie, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
Joanis, William, JoanisKeenan
Johnson, , Law Office of Karl A. Johnson
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Wallo, William, Weld, Riley Prenn & Ricci SC
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

9th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Baum, Kevin, Baum & Bailey, P.C.
Bubala, Louis, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Castaldi, Cathrine, Brown Rudnick LLP
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Edmonson, Jamie, Venable LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Escobar, Eryk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Fuller, Lars, BakerHostetler
Gillet, Phillip, Phillip Gillet, Jr. Attorney at Law
Glasser, Daniel, Chipman Glasser LLC
Glynn, Janel, Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
Gorginian, Sevan, Simon Resnik Hayes LLP
Hardenbrook, Andrew, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Hardman, Carrie, Winston & Strawn LLP
Hercher, David, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Hudson, Mark, Schian Walker, PLC
Humphrey, , Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Khatchatourian, Emil, Foley & Lardner LLP
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
Little, David, Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson
Macauley, Laury, Macauley Law Group, a Professional Corporation
Malpass, T., Law Offices of T. Edward Malpass
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Montes de Oca, Hilda, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Newell, Joel, Lane & Nach, P.C.
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Phinney, Thomas, Parkinson Phinney
Rallis, Dean, AFRCT, LLP
Reeves, Benjamin, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Roark, Holly, Roark Law Offices
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Rothschild, Isaac, Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, PC
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Sarenas, Lovee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
Schwartz, Samuel, Schwartz Flansburg PLLC
Shemano, David, Robins Kaplan LLP
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Stevens, Clifford, Neumiller & Beardslee
Wax, Jason, Wax Law PLLC
Webster, James, Law Office of James Portman Webster, PLLC
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

10th Circuit

Adeyemo, Megan, Gordon & Rees, LLP
Allen, Aletheia, New Mexico Court of Appeals
Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Bickle, Brandon, GableGotwals
Cooley, Michael, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Fuller, Lars, BakerHostetler
Glasser, Daniel, Chipman Glasser LLC
Gunn, Elizabeth, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Little, David, Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson
Madden, Eric, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Moore, Kevin, St. John's University
Mulligan, Steven, Jackson Kelly PLLC
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Wallo, William, Weld, Riley Prenn & Ricci SC

11th Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Avron, Paul, Berger Singerman, LLP
Bates, Douglas, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse
Bensinger, Bill, Christian & Small, LLP
Brown, Cullen, Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
Bury, David, Stone & Baxter, LLP
DiIorio, Tiffany, Adams and Reese LLP
DiSanto, Kathleen, Jennis & Bowen, P.L.
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Eguchi, Weston, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Frasier, Tracy, Smith Frasier, P.A.
Gray, Kevin, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Gunn, Elizabeth, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Harrell, Sandra, Hill Ward Henderson
Hinson, Lynn, Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capouano & Bozarth PA
Hughes, Ruth, Hartman Simons & Wood LLP
Kelley, Walter, Kelley, Lovett & Blakey, PC
Kothari, Victoria, Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Miller, Lauren, Ellis & Winters LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Peters, Robert, GrayRobinson, PA
Pugh, Michael, Thompson, O'Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, PC
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Snyder, Jeffrey, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Youngman, Melissa, McCalla Raymer, LLC

D.C. Circuit

Arreaza, Manuel, Arent Fox LLP
Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Gunn, Elizabeth, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Murray, Cara, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Stenzhorn, Robert, Schempf & Ware PLLC
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

Federal Circuit

Augustine, Mary, Bifferato Gentilotti LLC
Donnelly, Neal Paul, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellison, Benjamin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
Klein, Julia, The Rosner Law Group
Kozlowski, David, Arent Fox LLP
McLoughlin, Maeghan, Klestadt & Winters, LLP
Nicas, Alexander, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Robinson, Bryan, Law Offices of Bryan Robinson
Saffer, Jennifer, J.L. Saffer, PC
Starks, Stephen, Phelan Hallinan & Jones
Weiner, Bruce, Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner