Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. ("ECRC") is the new name for Enron Corp. After Enron's Plan of Reorganization was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the new board of directors decided to change the name of Enron Corp. to reflect the current corporate purpose. ECRC's sole mission is to reorganize and liquidate certain of the operations and assets of the "pre-bankruptcy" Enron for the benefit of creditors.
Enron's bankruptcy in 2001 is one of the largest and most complex bankruptcies in U.S. history. In November 2004, Enron emerged from bankruptcy and the company began its mission of reorganizing and distributing assets to its creditors.
In connection with Enron’s emergence from bankruptcy in November 2004, a new board of directors was appointed, and they adopted this mandate: obtain the highest value from the company's remaining assets and distribute the proceeds to the company's creditors.
As part of its efforts, ECRC has successfully undertaken legal action to hold responsible the major financial institutions that it contends assisted the pre-bankruptcy Enron deceive the public.
Those legal efforts have, to date, resulted in settlements of almost $2 billion in cash. Additionally, as part of these settlements, the defendants have agreed not to receive distributions upon claims against Enron worth approximately $1.38 billion.*
Once ECRC has completed all outstanding litigation and monetized all assets, it will make a final distribution to creditors. After that, the company will cease to exist.
NOTE: The information contained on this site is a summary of information derived from the pleadings filed in the cases initiated by Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. and the reports of the Bankruptcy Examiner and is provided for information purposes only. Please refer to the complaints and other relevant documents for specific and complete information regarding Enron’s ongoing litigation.
*Deutsche Bank settlement remains subject to court approval.
In November 2004, Enron Corp. emerged from bankruptcy pursuant to a Bankruptcy Court approved plan of reorganization. The new board of directors decided to change the name of Enron to Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., and has focused on a sole mission: to reorganize and liquidate certain operations and assets of the "pre-bankruptcy" Enron for the benefit of its creditors. Learn more.
Key milestones for ECRC and its legal cases can be found on this page.