Those of us following the saga of Dewey & LeBouef's collapse know the reason why such help certainly was needed. On May 28, 2012, the law firm filed for bankruptcy. That time period, between the hiring and the filing, falls within what is known in Chapter 11 circles as a 90 days "preference period." And payments - which totaled $205,000 - made then to the PR firm allowed it to receive more than it might have as just another unsecured creditor.
So, as Greg Hazley reports in Odwyerpr.com, "The liquidation trustee [Alan Jacobs] for the bankrupt global firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has sued to recover more than $205K paid to crisis firm Sitrick Brincko Group." On April 17th of this year, Jacobs as trustee filed a complaint in federal bankrutpcy court in New York. Back in September 2013, Jacobs had contacted the firm, demanding return of the payments. Here is the coverage in Odwyerpr.com.