Former Hostess general counsel Kent Magill, who left the company after it once again filed for bankruptcy, subsequently joined Stinson before heading back in-house last summer to become the top in-house lawyer at Hillshire Brands, a spin-off from dissolving consumer goods giant Sara Lee. Court records show that Stinson has billed Hostess for roughly $622,796 in fees and expenses for its services from the beginning of the case last January through November 30, while Venable has submitted bills for $281,689 during that same time period.
Stephen Avera, a former captain in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, serves as general counsel and secretary for Flowers Foods, where he has worked since 1986.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has billed for more than $2.6 million in fees and expenses through its role as lead counsel to an official committee of Hostess's unsecured creditors, while Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has submitted bills for $319,318 in its role as conflicts counsel.
Chicago's Pedersen & Houpt is representing an official committee of nonunion retirees at Hostess Brands.