Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Facing substantial mass-tort liabilities arising out of thousands of claims alleging that the organization failed to protect children from sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2020.  The Boy Scouts’ stated goal is to use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation to victims. On September 8, 2022, the bankruptcy court confirmed a Plan of Reorganization over the objection of dozens of insurers.  Confirmation is currently on appeal in the US District Court.

In this complex and historic bankruptcy, Gilbert LLP represents the court-appointed representative for certain abuse victims in the Chapter 11 proceeding, providing counsel and advice to that group on insurance issues, and working with key stakeholders to evaluate, preserve, and maximize insurance recoveries for the benefit of injured claimants.