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Lex Machina's Bankruptcy Report 2022 looks at Chapter 11 bankruptcy trends in the United States Bankruptcy Courts. It focuses on the five-year period from 2017 to 2021 and discusses emerging trends in federal bankruptcy proceedings.

The report covers the following analytics:

  • Case Filings (including bankruptcies filed by business debtors, individual debtors, and involuntary petitions)
  • Top Courts
  • Top Judges
  • Most Active Creditors
  • Most Active Law Firms (by debtors, creditors, and creditor committees)
  • Timing

This report presents data from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform. Using machine learning and technology-assisted attorney review, raw data is extracted from PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which contains documents from the relevant federal courts. The raw data is then cleaned, tagged, structured, and loaded into Lex Machina’s proprietary platform. This report is prepared by the Lex Machina Product Team using charts and graphs from the platform. Commentary is provided by Lex Machina’s legal experts.

To see some of the key findings in the report, view our infographic.
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