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Richard M. Seltzer

Richard M. Seltzer

Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP

New York, NY, USA


RICHARD M. SELTZER became a partner with Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in 1987.  He represents labor unions in bankruptcy proceedings, and has litigated: (a) the leading case establishing the right to arbitrate labor contract grievances, In re Ionosphere Clubs, Inc., 922 F. 2d 984 (2d Cir. 1990), (b) the leading case establishing the right of unions to serve on creditors’ committees, In re Altair Airlines, Inc., 727 F. 2d 88 (3d Cir. 1984), (c) a leading case on PBGC claims, In re CF&I Fabricators of Utah, Inc. et al.,150 F. 3d 1293 (10th Cir.1998), (d) cases involving termination of DB plans, Jones & Laughlin Hourly Pension Plan, 824 F.2d 197 (2d Cir. 1987), In re US Airways, Inc., 296 B.R.734 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2003), (e) cases under Section 1113, In re Hostess Brands, Inc., Case No. 12-22052 (S.D.N.Y.) (May 14, 2012); In re Wright Air Lines, Inc., 44 B.R. 744 (Bankr. N.D. Ohio 1984), In re Ionosphere Clubs, Inc., 139 B.R. 772, 780 (S.D.N.Y. 1992), (f) cases involving 1113 and asset sales, In re Journal Register Company 488 B.R. 835, 840 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.  2013), and (g) cases on executive compensation. In re US Airways, Inc., 329 B.R. 793 (Bankr. E.D.Va. 2005); In re Geneva Steel Co., 236 B.R. 770 (Bankr. D. Utah 1999).

Mr. Seltzer has represented major international unions in such cases as A&P I, II,  Hostess, AMR, US Airways I, II, Northwest Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Pan American, National Steel, LTV I, II, Wheeling-Pittsburgh II, WCI, Kaiser Aluminum, Pillowtex, and Asarco, and Bidermann.

Mr. Seltzer has spoken at numerous programs sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, ABA, PLI, AFL-CIO Lawyers Conferences, UFCW Lawyers Conference, Cleveland Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Boston Bar Association Labor Law Institute, Labor and Employment Relations Association, Cornell Law School, and the National Employment Lawyers Association/NewYork.  He is the author of “The Changed Role of Unions in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies,” 18 The Air and Space Lawyer 8 (Fall 2003, Volume 2), and the co-author of “The Return of Government by Injunction in Airline Bankruptcies,” 15 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (Winter 2007, Volume 2).

Mr. Seltzer also represents unions in ERISA, labor, and health law matters.  In recent years he has been litigated cases involving such varied issues as a target benefit plan negotiated during the Northwest Airlines bankruptcy, Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Phillips, 675 F.3d 1126 (8th Cir. 2012), and the future of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. New York State Nurses Ass'n v. State University of New York, 39 Misc.3d 588, 960 N.Y.S.2d 631 (N.Y.Sup. 2013).

Mr. Seltzer received a B.A. magna cum laude and a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, and a J.D. in 1975 from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He served as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1975-1981.  He has served as a member of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  He was elected by the Board of Regents of the American College of Bankruptcy as a Fellow in the College.

Richard M. Seltzer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Executory Contracts 2017: (Sections 1113 and 1114) - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Claims 2017: (Sections 101, 502, 503, 1113 and 1114, Bankruptcy Rule 3001) - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority - Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority, Monday, May 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority - Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority, Monday, May 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority - Treatment of Claims: Allowance and Priority, Monday, May 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, New York, NY
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