Monday, August 21, 2006
Death in the Family
The Nugget will be back full-speed soon, as I plan on starting back up this Monday August 28, so don’t worry. In the meantime, I have some awful news. Last week, attorney Craig Rieders (pictured) died suddenly and unexpectedly. He was only 46 years old.
For those of you who didn’t know him, Craig served as one of the lead bankruptcy counsel in the Enron securities class action, and many other cases in our field. Craig also served as bankruptcy counsel in several of my cases, and was a tremendously talented and street-smart attorney. I mediated a case with him last year with his assistance, and as anyone knows you can really get to know someone if you are in a room together for 12 hours. I can only imagine how devastated his family, friends, and colleagues must be, and I send my deepest sympathies to each of them. Whenever I saw Craig, he always had a new story or joke to tell, and he was always laughing and in a great mood. What a terrible terrible tragedy. I will miss him.