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Law.com/Litigation Daily - Litigators of the Week: A Bankruptcy Win for Sandy Hook Families against Alex Jones

October 27, 2023

Jarrod Martin and Co-Counsel Recognized by Litigation Daily for their Representation of Sandy Hook Families in Lawsuit Against Alex Jones and Free Speech Systems

Law.com has recognized as Litigators of the Week Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s bankruptcy & restructuring practice chair, Jarrod Martin, as well as Stuart Lombardi and Jennifer Hardy of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Avi Moshenberg of McDowell Hetherington, for representing Sandy Hook Families against Alex Jones and Free Speech Systems in the bankruptcy court,

The recognition comes on the heels of last week’s ruling, obtained by the team, that Alex Jones cannot use his Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid paying more than $1.4 billion in damages to the Sandy Hook families whom he had accused of faking being victims of the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.

Martin, who represents the Sandy Hook families pro bono, commented on the three firms’ seamless collaboration, “From my perspective, the coordination between the three firms involved in the bankruptcy and trial counsel in the state court has been seamless. (…) Avi is on both teams. He is both a fantastic litigator and also had all of the institutional knowledge from the underlying state court litigation. Willkie’s retention really helped shift the playing field for us, bringing significant expertise in both restructuring and complex commercial litigation. Chamberlain’s role is three-fold. First, we have significant experience appearing in front of Judge Lopez, especially in subchapter V bankruptcy cases. Second, we bring expertise in the subchapter V arena, given my role as a subchapter V trustee. Third, we bring litigation experience in 523 litigation.”

To learn more about the team, the recent ruling and the next steps in the case, go to: https://www.law.com/litigationdaily/2023/10/27/litigators-of-the-week-a-bankruptcy-win-for-sandy-hook-families-against-alex-jones/