Anton Valukas has been selected today as the examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case. Valukas is an attorney and the chairman of the law firm Jenner & Block, and was formerly U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
The AP reports that Valukas’ investigation will help determine whether Lehman executives lied, committed fraud or mismanaged the company. His investigation will run parallel to several pending investigations, including ones by the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, as well as the SEC. Valukas’s appointment reportedly still needs final approval from the bankruptcy court.