Opening Arguments: Who talked for how long?

Opening Arguments: Who talked for how long?

Here are the attorneys who made opening statements in Detroit’s bankruptcy case…and how much time they took (give or take a couple minutes)

Supporting the Plan of Adjustment

For the city of Detroit: Bruce Bennett, Jones Day law firm, 3 hours

For the Detroit Institute of Arts: Arthur O’Reilly, Honigman law firm, 25 minutes

For the Official Committee of Retirees: Sam Alberts, Dentons law firm, 28 minutes

Objecting to the Plan of Adjustment

For bond insurer Syncora: Marc Kieselstein, Kirkland & Ellis, 2 hours, 21 minutes

For bond insurer FGIC: Alfredo Perez, Weil Gotshal & Manges, 1 hour, 4 minutes

For holders of the Certificates of Participation (COPs): Jonathan Wagner, Kramer Levin, 5 minutes

For a contract administrator for the COPs: Kristin Going, Drinker Biddle, 2 minutes

For Oakland County: Jaye Quadrozzi, Young & Associates, 1 hour

For Macomb County: Allan Brilliant, Dechert, 20 minutes

For Wayne County: Max Newman, Butzel Long, 11 minutes

For the UAW: Peter DeChiara, Cohen, Weiss and Simon, 5 minutes

For AFSCME Council 25: Richard Mack, Miller Cohen, 5 minutes