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Instead of trying to be everything to everybody, we’ve made a name for ourselves by delivering what our clients need most: in-depth, hands-on legal counsel throughout the financial services sector — and beyond.

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Throughout our history, Schulte has provided comprehensive pro bono services to local and national nonprofit organizations. Today, we serve more than 50 nonprofits and work to advance a variety of social justice causes.

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Inside the firm, we work hard to attract diverse, talented lawyers and encourage their career growth and advancement. And outside the office, we’re active in volunteer drives and local initiatives that support underrepresented groups.

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We take doing “good work” seriously — whether we’re talking about our high ethical standards or the way in which we foster a positive and inclusive culture for our personnel and support local communities.

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  • New York

    • 919 Third Avenue
    • New York, NY 10022
    • United States of America
      • +1 212.756.2000 Phone
      • +1 212.593.5955 Fax
  • Washington, DC

    • 555 13th Street, NW, Suite 6W
    • Washington, DC 20004
    • United States of America
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      • +1 202.730.4520 Fax
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    • One Eagle Place
    • London SW1Y 6AF
    • United Kingdom
      • +44 (0) 20 7081 8000 Phone
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Bankruptcy claims trading was once largely dominated by trade creditors hoping to receive some value for their claims against a company in bankruptcy. Over the past several years, however, the size, scope, and nature of the claims trading market has changed dramatically, as has the sophistication of market participants and the complexity of the underlying claims being traded. In many large bankruptcy cases, the small trade creditors have been joined by hedge funds and investment banks as unsecured creditors seeking to unlock liquidity with respect to swap, hedge, vendor, or structured financial product claims against large debtors such as Lehman Brothers and Enron. SecondMarket, a claims trading marketplace, has estimated $8 billion in claims traded in 2009 and $40 billion in claims traded in 2010, demonstrating a 400 percent increase in year over year growth in this asset class. Whether an investment fund looking for exposure to claims or a non-debtor counterparty looking for short term liquidity, parties must understand the potential risks of participation in this market.