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Joshua Fried, Esq.

  • 150 California Street, 15th Floor
  • San Francisco CA 94111-4500
  • 415.263.7000


Gillian Brown, Esq.

  • 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 13th Floor
  • Los Angeles CA 90067-4100
  • 310.277.6910


Brad Knapp
Locke Lord LLP

  • 601 Poydras Street, Suite 2660
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 504-558-5210 Direct
    504-681-5211 Fax

Archdiocese of New Orleans

This site has been created to provide unsecured creditors with information and to solicit and receive comments from unsecured creditors about the pending chapter 11 case of the Archdiocese of New Orleans

NOTICE TO SEXUAL-ABUSE CLAIMANTS: We are in the process of confirming mailing addresses for sexual-abuse survivors who filed claims. If you did not "check a box" for US Mail in Part II(A) of your proof-of-claim form, you will need to confirm a mailing address so that we may send you important notices and documents by mail.

Please contact Brad Knapp (committee co-counsel) at or 504-558-5210 to confirm your mailing address.

NOTICE: The Bankruptcy Court set the dates by which claims must be filed in this case. For general claims and governmental unit claims, the bar date was November 30, 2020. For sexual abuse claims, the bar date was March 1, 2021. View the bar date order here. Download sexual abuse proof of claim with instructions here and the general proof of claim form with instructions here.

On May 1, 2020, the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of New Orleans ("New Orleans Archdiocese") filed bankruptcy case number 20-10846 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Honorable Meredith S. Grabill is the presiding judge.

Archdiocese Committee Appointment

On May 20, 2020, the United States Trustee appointed the committee of creditors in the New Orleans Archdiocese case ("Committee"); Committee membership was reconstituted on June 10, and again on October 8, 2020. The Committee has selected Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP ("PSZJ") as its counsel and Locke Lord as its local counsel; the Bankruptcy Court approved the employment on September 17, 2020. James Stang and Linda Cantor are the principal attorneys at PSZJ responsible for this engagement. A separate committee representing unsecured commercial creditors was also appointed.

Town Hall Videos

September 20, 2022

For More Information

Please contact Josh Fried or Gillian Brown by email with any questions, comments, or requests regarding the New Orleans Archdiocese case. For information regarding how to gain access to all documents filed in this case (in addition to the selected pleadings and documents available on this site), please click visit the claims agent's website at Or register as a "PACER" user with the bankruptcy court; please see the “Register as a PACER User” link.

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