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.
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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