TAHOMA, Calif. – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has filed motions to remove the law firm Winston & Strawn LLP from the San Bernardino and Stockton Chapter 9 cases because they hired CalPERS’ outside bankruptcy attorneys.

CalPERS said Winston & Strawn, which represents bond insurer National Public Finance Guarantee in the two cases, hired lawyers away from their external bankruptcy team at K&L Gates, causing a conflict of interest.

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