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Appointment of Louis Freeh as MF Global's Bankruptcy Trustee

Appointment of Louis Freeh as MF Global's Bankruptcy Trustee

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Appointment of Louis J. Freeh, the former director of the F.B.I., to oversee MF Global Holdings's bankruptcy estate.
Appointment of Louis J. Freeh, the former director of the F.B.I., to oversee MF Global Holdings's bankruptcy estate.

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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK --------------------------------------------------------xIn reMF GLOBAL HOLDINGS, LTD.,
et al.
,Debtors.--------------------------------------------------------:::::::xCase No. 11-15059(MG)Chapter 11(Jointly Administered)
APPLICATION
 
FOR 
 
ORDER 
 
APPROVINGAPPOINTMENT
 
OF
 
CHAPTER 
 
11
 
TRUSTEE
TO: THE HONORABLE MARTIN GLENN,UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE:Tracy Hope Davis, the United States Trustee for Region 2 (the “United States Trustee”), byand through her counsel, hereby respectfully applies to this Court, pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 2007.1, for an Order approving her appointment of Louis J. Freeh as theChapter 11 Trustee in the above-referenced cases. In support thereof, the United States Trusteerespectfully states:1.On October 31, 2011, MF Global Holdings Ltd. (“Holdings”) and MF Global FinanceUSA Inc. (together with Holdings, the “Debtors”), each commenced a voluntary case under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.2.On November 7, 2011, the United States Trustee appointed an Official Committeeof Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”) pursuant to section 1102(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.3.On November 21, 2011, the Debtors and the Committee filed the Joint EmergencyMotion for Order Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1104 and Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2007.1 Directing Appointmentof Chapter 11 Trustee (the “Trustee Motion”). ECF Docket No. 131.
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4.By Order dated November 22, 2011, ECF Doc. No. 156, the Court directed that theUnited States Trustee appoint a Chapter 11 trustee in these cases (the “Trustee Order”).5.Contemporaneously herewith, the United States Trustee is filing with the Court a Notice of Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee, appointing Louis J. Freeh as the trustee (the “Chapter 11 Trustee”) in this case.6.Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1104(d), in the course of making her appointment, theUnited States Trustee has consulted with the following parties in interest in these cases:(a)J. Gregory Milmoe and Kenneth S. Ziman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &Flom LLP, proposed Counsel to the Debtors;(b)Martin J. Bienenstock of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, proposed Counsel to theCommittee(c) Peter Pantaleo of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Counsel to JP Morgan ChaseBank N.A.
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d)Patricia Schrage of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission(e)Jeannette Vargas, Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit of the United StatesAttorneys OfficeMoreover, at the hearing on the Trustee Motion, a representative of the Office of the UnitedStates Trustee also requested on the record that any party in interest who wished to submit anomination for the appointment had to promptly do so. Those nominations were also consideredin the course of the United States Trustee’s decision in making her appointment.7.After consultation with the parties-in-interest who are listed above, the UnitedStates Trustee selected Louis J. Freeh as the Chapter 11 Trustee in these cases.8.To the best of the United States Trustee's knowledge, Louis J. Freeh has noconnections with the Debtors, their creditors, any other parties-in-interest, their respectiveattorneys, the United States Trustee, and persons employed in the Office of the United StatesTrustee, other than those connections set forth on the Declaration of Disinterestedness by Louis
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