Amicus Briefs

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank


SIFMA submitted an Amicus (“Friend of the Court”) Brief.


U.S. Bankruptcy Court
(Southern District of New York)


Amicus Brief Issue:

Whether the “in connection with” language in Bankruptcy Code section 546(g) (the avoidance exemption for swap agreements) and the “related to” language in Bankruptcy Code section 101(53B)(A)(vi) (definition of swap agreement) should be read narrowly so as to exclude transfers and agreements which are not expressly provided for in, or do not expressly refer to, the original transaction documents.

Counsel of Record:

Mayer Brown LLP

Joshua Cohn
Christopher J. Houpt

Other Amici on SIFMA’s Brief:

International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA)