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UAL Corporation

The firm was special debtor counsel to UAL Corporation, parent company of United Airlines, in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case that was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The debtor filed for bankruptcy protection after being unable to pay off nearly $1 billion in debt due to two years of heavy losses, including the September 11 terrorist attacks. In February 2006, the debtor successfully emerged from bankruptcy and was able to cut costs by $7 billion per year.