Bankruptcy Law Pioneer Miller Passes
The Wall Street Journal reported Harvey R. Miller, who was widely credited with developing the modern practice of bankruptcy law while giving legal counsel to Texaco, Lehman Brothers Holdings, General Motors and other firms at the center of the U.S.’s largest-ever corporate failures, died Monday. He was 82.
The Journal said Miller, who founded the bankruptcy practice at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, passed away after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a Weil spokeswoman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth.
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