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    DIAMOND MCCARTHY LLP Howard D. Ressler, Esq. (pro hac vice) Stephen T. Loden, Esq. (pro hac vice) Jason M. Rudd, Esq. (pro hac vice) 909 Fannin, 15th Floor Houston, TX 77010 Telephone: 713-333-5100 Facsimile: 713-333-5199

    Counsel for Allan B. Diamond Chapter 11 Trustee for Howrey LLP

    KORNFIELD, NYBERG, BENDES & KUHNER P.C. Eric A. Nyberg, Esq. (Bar No. 131105) Chris D. Kuhner, Esq. (Bar No. 173291) 1970 Broadway, Suite 225 Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone: 510-763-1000 Facsimile: 510-273-8669

    Local Counsel for Allan B. Diamond, Chapter 11 Trustee for Howrey LLP

    UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

    SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION

    ) Case No. 11-31376 DM In re ) Chapter 11

    ) Hon. Dennis Montali HOWREY LLP, )

    ) Debtor. ) (No Hearing Requested)

    FOURTH MONTHLY STATEMENT OF SERVICES RENDERED AND EXPENSES INCURRED BY DIAMOND MCCARTHY LLP,

    COUNSEL FOR THE CHAPTER 11 TRUSTEE FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 1, 2012 THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2012

    In accordance with the Order Granting Motion to Authorize Procedures for Interim

    Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses of Professionals (the “Fee Procedure Order”),

    entered by this Court on July 21, 2011, and the Order Granting Chapter 11 Trustee’s Motion to

    Case: 11-31376 Doc# 663 Filed: 03/22/12 Entered: 03/22/12 08:55:14 Page 1 of 12

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    Amend the Court’s Order Granting Motion to Authorize Procedures for Interim Compensation

    and Reimbursement of Expenses of Professionals (the “Amended Fee Procedure Order”), entered

    by this Court on December 16, 2011, Diamond McCarthy LLP (“Diamond McCarthy”), counsel

    to Allan B. Diamond in his capacity as chapter 11 trustee for Howrey LLP (the “Trustee”),

    submits its Fourth Monthly Fee Statement of Services Rendered and Expenses Incurred (the

    “Fourth Fee Statement”) for the period of February 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 (the

    “Billing Period”).

    I. SUMMARY

    Name of Applicant: Diamond McCarthy LLP Authorized to Provide Professional Services To: Chapter 11 Trustee

    Period Covered: February 1, 2012 – February 29, 2012 Amount of Compensation Sought as Actual, Reasonable and Necessary:

    $163,349.50

    Amount of Expense Reimbursement Sought as Actual, Reasonable and Necessary:

    $ 8,502.81

    Amount Payable after Twenty Percent (20%) Holdback on Fees: $139,182.41

    This is a: Fourth Monthly Statement

    II. DETAIL OF SERVICES RENDERED BY DIAMOND MCCARTHY

    The hours spent during the Billing Period for which Diamond McCarthy seeks

    compensation, the hourly rate for each professional and paraprofessional, and the resulting fees

    are as follows:

    Timekeeper Position Admission Date Hourly

    Rate Fees

    Billed Allan B. Diamond Partner 1979 675.00 $ 9,315.00 Howard D. Ressler Partner 1973 625.00 $ 19,062.50 Stephen T. Loden Partner 1997 420.00 $ 8,568.00 Jason M. Rudd Partner 2000 410.00 $ 57,482.00

    Case: 11-31376 Doc# 663 Filed: 03/22/12 Entered: 03/22/12 08:55:14 Page 2 of 12

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    Timekeeper Position Admission Date Hourly

    Rate Fees

    Billed J. Benjamin King Partner 1998 395.00 $ 29,427.50 Steve P. Wilson Partner 2005 350.00 $ 665.00 Andrew B. Ryan Associate 2005 325.00 $ 21,125.00 Christopher R. Murray Associate 2007 285.00 $ 5,272.50 Anna B. Welch Associate 2009 245.00 $ 2,989.00 Catherine A. Burrow Paralegal N/A 180.00 $ 8,172.00 Alyson Filler Paralegal N/A 160.00 $ 1,136.00 Sharon G. Hughes Paralegal N/A 150.00 $ 135.00

    TOTAL $163,349.50

    Diamond McCarthy’s billing records, submitted herewith and incorporated herein as

    Exhibits “A” and “B”, consist of a daily breakdown of time spent by each person on each day

    and of the disbursements during the Billing Period (Exhibit “A” reflects time billed and Exhibit

    “B” reflects expenses incurred).

    III. DETAIL OF SERVICES RENDERED BY CATEGORY AND DISBURSEMENTS MADE

    The following itemization breaks down the services rendered by Diamond McCarthy by

    the service categories indicated and provides an aggregate of disbursements by form of

    disbursement.

    A. Services Rendered

    Matter Description HoursBilled Fees

    Billed 11 Case Administration 15.4 $ 7,056.00 14 Asset Analysis and Recovery 54.5 $22,242.00 15 Asset Disposition 18.9 $ 7,136.00 16 Claim Administration & Objection 5.8 $ 2,463.50 17 Employee Benefits/Pensions 2.5 $ 1,025.00 18 Retention of Professionals 1.7 $ 444.00 19 Fee Applications 40.4 $10,122.50 20 Fee Objection 0.00 $ 0.00 21 Cash Collateral 21.3 $10,078.50 22 Executory Contracts/Leases 2.7 $ 1,061.00 23 Plan and Disclosure Statement 0.00 $ 0.00

    Case: 11-31376 Doc# 663 Filed: 03/22/12 Entered: 03/22/12 08:55:14 Page 3 of 12

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    24 Relief From Stay 4.4 $ 1,681.00 25 Chapter 11 Reporting 7.5 $ 2,960.00 26 Regulatory Matters 0.00 $ 0.00 27 Adversary Proceedings/Litigation 50.7 $ 18,919.50 28 Langley, et al. Adversary 0.00 $ 0.00 29 Warner Investments Adversary 1.3 $ 877.50 30 Hispanic Claims 79.6 $ 30,585.50 31 Insurance Issues 47.5 $ 21,091.00 32 Client Files 24.1 $ 8,872.50 33 Avoidance Actions 10.0 $ 3,952.00 34 Unfinished Business Claims 0.0 $ 0.00 35 Milk Cases 42.1 $ 12,782.00

    TOTAL 430.4 $163,349.50

    A detailed itemization of the services rendered in each of the above categories is set forth in

    Exhibit A.

    B. Disbursements Made

    Expense Category Amount Outside Duplicating $ 194.53 Long Distance Telephone $ 83.19 Legal Research $ 3,660.87 Postage and Delivery Services $ 405.79 Court Fees $ 305.00 Miscellaneous Fees $ 31.00 Operating Supplies $ 35.15 Travel and Meals $ 3,787.28

    TOTAL $ 8,502.81

    A detailed itemization of disbursements in each of the above categories is set forth in Exhibit B.

    C. Total Fees and Expenses Incurred

    Total Fees (100%) $163,349.50 Total Expenses $ 8,502.81 TOTAL (100%) $171,852.31

    D. Amount Payable After Holdback

    The amount payable for this Billing Period, after adjusting for the twenty percent (20%)

    holdback on fees, is $139,182.41 ($130,679.60 for fees and $8,502.81 for expenses.) Diamond

    Case: 11-31376 Doc# 663 Filed: 03/22/12 Entered: 03/22/12 08:55:14 Page 4 of 12

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    McCarthy respectfully requests that this amount be paid pursuant to the Fee Procedure Order and

    the Amended Fee Procedure Order.

    Dated: March 22, 2012

    Respectfully submitted,

    /s/ Jason M. Rudd Howard D. Ressler (pro hac vice) Stephen T. Loden (pro hac vice) Jason M. Rudd (pro hac vice) DIAMOND MCCARTHY LLP 909 Fannin, 15th Floor Houston, TX 77010 Telephone: 713-333-5100 Facsimile: 713-333-5199

    Eric A. Nyberg, Esq. (Bar No. 131105) Chris D. Kuhner, Esq. (Bar No. 173291) KORNFIELD, NYBERG, BENDES & KUHNER, P.C. 1970 Broadway, Suite 225 Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone: 510-763-1000 Facsimile: 510-273-8669

    Counsel for Allan B. Diamond, Chapter 11 Trustee for Howrey LLP

    Case: 11-31376 Doc# 663 Filed: 03/22/12 Entered: 03/22/12 08:55:14 Page 5 of 12

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    CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

    __X__ (CM/ECF) The document was electronically served on the parties to this action via the mandatory United States Bankruptcy Court of California CM/ECF system upon filing of above described document.:

    SEE ATTACHED SERVICE LIST

    __X__ (ELECTRONIC MAIL SERVICE) By electronic mail (e-mail) the above listed document(s) without error to the email address(es) set forth below on this date.

    SEE ATTACHED SERVICE LIST

    __X__ (UNITED STATES MAIL) By depositing a copy of the above-referenced documents for mailing in the United States Mail, first class postage pre