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Roman Catholic Bishop of Helena, Montana (Diocese of Helena)

The firm is counsel to the official creditors’ committee of the Diocese of Helena, which filed bankruptcy to resolve more than 360 claims of childhood sexual abuse by diocesan priests, religious community priests, women religious, and lay workers in the diocese. The diocese spans western and north-central Montana. It has 58 parishes, 38 missions, 5 cemeteries, and more than 1,100 children enrolled in 6 diocesan schools. Three Catholic hospitals and one Catholic college are also located within the diocese. In March 2015, the court confirmed a consensual plan that compensates the survivors.