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Full title: Notice of motion/application Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (RE: related document(s)313 Motion for Order Authorizing the Transition and Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Talc Litigation to Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 363; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; Declaration of Elissa D. Miller in Support Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (Ekvall, Lei Lei)). (Ekvall, Lei Lei) (Entered: 04/20/2021)

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Hemar, Rousso & Heald, P.O. Box 826880 Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011 LLP Sacramento, CA 94280-0001 15910 Ventura Blvd., 12th Floor Encino, CA 91436-2802 Los Angeles Division 29039 Gladiolus Dr. IDiscovery Solutions 255 East Temple Street, Canyon Country, CA 91387- 535 Anton Blvd Ste 850 Los Angeles, CA 90012-3332 1829 Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7062 Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP Bedford Law Group, APC OFFICE OF FINANCE CITY 633 West Fifth Street 1875 Century Park East, Suite OF LOS ANGELES Suite 5500 1790 Kimberly Archie L. Everett & Associates, LLC Jaime Ruigomez 15210 Ventura Boulevard 3700 State Street, Suite 350 c/o Margulies Faith, LLP Suite 307 Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3100 16030 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 470 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3841 Arent Fox LLP Playa Vista, CA 90094-4006 555 West Fifth Street, 48th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90013-1065 Michael Vislosky US Legal Support 16001 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200 2764 Ceres Ave 16825 Northchase DrSuite 900 Encino, CA 91436-4482

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1 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, State Bar No. 163047 2 lekvall@swelawfirm.com Philip E. Strok, State Bar No. 169296 3 pstrok@swelawfirm.com Timothy W. Evanston, State Bar No. 319342 4 tevanston@swelawfirm.com 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 5 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Telephone: 714 445-1000 6 Facsimile: 714 445-1002 7 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee 8 9 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 LOS ANGELES DIVISION 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 I GnI RreA RDI KEESE, CChaasep tNero 7. 2:20-bk-21022-BR ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 NAOUTTHICOER OIZFIN MGO TTHIOEN T FROARN SOIRTIDOENR A ND s0 15 ASSIGNMENT OF THE ESTATE'S e1 M5- INTERESTS IN THE TALC LITIGATION a 4 ost4 4 16 TO ROBINSON CALCAGNIE INC. FREE C71 Debtor. AND CLEAR OF LIENS, CLAIMS AND el 17 INTERESTS PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. T § 363 18 [No Hearing Required Pursuant to 19 Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o)] 20 21 TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: 22 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Elissa D. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee for the 23 bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese (the "Trustee"), has filed a Motion for Order Authorizing the Transition and Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Talc Litigation 24 Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363 and Approving Compromise with Robinson Calcagnie Inc. Pursuant to Federal Rule of 25 Bankruptcy Procedure 9019 ("Motion"). The Trustee is requesting that the Motion be granted without a hearing as provided in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o) unless a party26 in interest timely files and serves a written opposition to the Motion and requests a hearing. The Motion is summarized as follows: 27 1. Pre-petition, the Debtor represented approximately 178 plaintiffs against

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1 talcum powder (the "Talc Litigation"). Robinson Calcagnie Inc. ("RC") is currently representing hundreds of plaintiffs in the Talc Litigation, and RC wishes to substitute in a2 counsel for 86 of the Debtor's clients (the "Clients"). 3 2. The Debtor is not able to continue to perform as counsel for the Clients anRC wishes to substitute in as counsel for the Clients, subject to each Client's written 4 consent. RC is experienced in individual and class action lawsuits and has the requisite expertise and resources. Mark P. Robinson, Jr., RC's senior partner, currently serves as5 co-lead counsel in the coordinated proceedings in Los Angeles Superior Court, Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases, JCCP 4872. Additionally, RC is handling hundreds o6 cases filed in the federal MDL in New Jersey District Court, Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Litigation, MDL 2738. 7 3. The Debtor's claim to fees and costs in the Talc Litigation is an asset of 8 value. Accordingly, the Trustee and RC entered into a transition agreement, whereby thTrustee agreed to transfer the Estate's interest in 86 cases in the Talc Litigation to RC 9 (the "Agreement"). The salient terms of the Agreement are as follows: 10 (a) All fees that may be received by RC or the Debtor on account of the representation of the Clients in the Talc Litigation, net of (i) referral fees, and 11 (ii) any common benefit assessments ("Fees"), shall be allocated as follows: 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 after de(id) uctinTgo c othsets T (rtuhset e“Ee sftoart eth Ae llboecnaetifoitn o”)f; the Estate, 20% of the Fees ornia ax 71 (ii) With the exception of the referrals identified in a, Calif00 • F 14 s"RubCp Aarllaogcraatpiohn "()ii;i ) below, to RC 80% of the Fees after deducting Costs (thes0 15 e1 M5- (iii) Any of the eight cases referred to the Debtor by Mary Ann a 4 ost4 4 16 Walker and/or WH Legal Group LLP, and or Walker Harding ("Walker") C71 shall be distributed 40% to Walker, 40% to RC, and 20% to the Debtor, pluel 17 reimbursement of costs. T 18 (b) The proposed assignment to RC, including without limitation the RC Allocation, shall be free and clear of all liens, claims, encumbrances, and other 19 interests pursuant to Bankruptcy Code section 363(f), including but not limited to (i) any purported liens, assignments, encumbrances, or other purported transfers 20 to litigation funders or other creditors of the Debtor, and (ii) any purported assignments or transfers (or agreements to a substitution of counsel or notice of 21 association or appearance) by the Debtor. 22 (c) Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor’s creditors or other entities that may assert an interest in the Debtor’s right to 23 attorneys’ fees or other compensation relating to the Clients shall attach only to the Estate Allocation, to the same extent, priority, and validity (if any) that such 24 liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests had prior to consummation of the Agreement, and subject to any claims or defenses the Trustee or the Estate may 25 have. The RC Allocation shall be free and clear of such liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests. For the avoidance of doubt, RC is assuming n26 liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, or any current or former partners, members, attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under contract, tort, o27 otherwise.

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1 (d) The terms of the Agreement, and the effectiveness thereof, are subject to Court approval. 2 4. The proposed assignment, which is subject to each Client's consent, is in 3 the best interests of the Estate and has been proposed in good faith. Under the Agreement, the Estate will realize 20% of any contingency fees earned plus costs on 4 terms that are fair to the Estate. Finally, the Agreement is the product of the Trustee's arms-length negotiations with RC. 5 DEADLINE FOR FILING AND SERVING OPPOSITION PAPERS AND 6 REQUEST FOR A HEARING: Pursuant to LBR 9013-1(o), any party who opposes the Motion may request a hearing on the Motion. The deadline to file and serve a written 7 opposition and request for hearing is 14 days after the date of service of this notice, plus3 additional days if you were served by mail or pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(D) or (F). 8 If you timely file and serve a written opposition and request for a hearing, the 9 Trustee will file and serve a notice of hearing at least 14 days in advance of the hearing. If you fail to comply with this deadline: 10 (a) The Trustee will file a declaration to indicate (1) the Motion was 11 properly served, (2) the response period elapsed, and (3) no party filed and serve2 a written opposition and request for a hearing within 14 days after the date of 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 service( bo)f the Tnhoeti cTer;u stee will lodge an order that the Court may use to grant the ornia ax 71 Motion; and a, Calif00 • F 14 (c) The Court may treat your failure as a waiver of your right to oppose s0 15 the Motion and may grant the Motion without further hearing and notice. e1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 C1 7 el 17 DATED: April 20, 2021 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP T 18 19 By: /s/ Lei Lei Wang Ekvall 20 LEI LEI WANG EKVALL Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 21 Trustee 22 23 24 25 26 27

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PROOF OF SERVICE OF DOCUMENT am over the age of 18 and not a party to this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. My business address is: 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): Notice of Motion for Order Authorizing thransition and Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Talc Litigation to Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Free anlear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §363 will be served or was served (a) on the judge ihambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b) in the manner stated below: . TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling General rders and LBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date) /20/2021, I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that the llowing persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated below: Service information continued on attached page . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) 4/20/2021, I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcy case ordversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, first classostage prepaid, and addressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the judge will e completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. The Honorable Barry Russell U.S. Bankruptcy Court Roybal Federal Building 255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Service information continued on attached page . SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (state method r each person or entity served): Pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) ______________, I served e following persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing tuch service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration at personal delivery on, or overnight mail to, the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is led. Service information continued on attached page declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is true and correct. 4/20/2021 Lynnette Garrett /s/ Lynnette Garrett Date Printed Name Signature

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 Kyra E Andrassy kandrassy@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  Rafey Balabanian rbalabanian@edelson.com, docket@edelson.com  Michelle Balady mb@bedfordlg.com, leo@bedfordlg.com  William C Beall will@beallandburkhardt.com, carissa@beallandburkhardt.com  Ori S Blumenfeld Ori@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, Helen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com  Richard D Buckley richard.buckley@arentfox.com  Marie E Christiansen mchristiansen@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,marie-christiansen-4166@ecf.pacerpro.com  Jennifer Witherell Crastz jcrastz@hrhlaw.com  Ashleigh A Danker Ashleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com  Clifford S Davidson csdavidson@swlaw.com, jlanglois@swlaw.com;cliff-davidson-7586@ecf.pacerpro.com  Lei Lei Wang Ekvall lekvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  Richard W Esterkin richard.esterkin@morganlewis.com  Timothy W Evanston tevanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  Jeremy Faith Jeremy@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com  James J Finsten , jimfinsten@hotmail.com  Alan W Forsley alan.forsley@flpllp.com, awf@fkllawfirm.com,awf@fl-lawyers.net,addy.flores@flpllp.com  Eric D Goldberg eric.goldberg@dlapiper.com, eric-goldberg-1103@ecf.pacerpro.com  Andrew Goodman agoodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com  Suzanne C Grandt suzanne.grandt@calbar.ca.gov, joan.randolph@calbar.ca.gov  Steven T Gubner sgubner@bg.law, ecf@bg.law  Marshall J Hogan mhogan@swlaw.com, knestuk@swlaw.com  Sheryl K Ith sith@cookseylaw.com, sith@ecf.courtdrive.com  Razmig Izakelian razmigizakelian@quinnemanuel.com  Lewis R Landau Lew@Landaunet.com  Daniel A Lev dlev@sulmeyerlaw.com, ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com;dlev@ecf.inforuptcy.com  Elizabeth A Lombard elombard@zwickerpc.com, bknotices@zwickerpc.com  Craig G Margulies Craig@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, Vicky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com  Peter J Mastan peter.mastan@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com  Edith R. Matthai ematthai@romalaw.com, lrobie@romalaw.com  Kenneth Miller kmiller@pmcos.com, efilings@pmcos.com  Elissa Miller (TR) CA71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com  Eric A Mitnick MitnickLaw@aol.com, mitnicklaw@gmail.com  Scott H Olson solson@vedderprice.com, scott-olson- 2161@ecf.pacerpro.com,ecfsfdocket@vedderprice.com,nortega@vedderprice.com  Leonard Pena lpena@penalaw.com, penasomaecf@gmail.com;penalr72746@notify.bestcase.com  Michael J Quinn mquinn@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,michael-quinn-2870@ecf.pacerpro.com  David M Reeder david@reederlaw.com, secretary@reederlaw.com  Ronald N Richards ron@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com  Kevin C Ronk Kevin@portilloronk.com, Attorneys@portilloronk.com  William F Savino wsavino@woodsoviatt.com, lherald@woodsoviatt.com  Kenneth John Shaffer johnshaffer@quinnemanuel.com  Richard M Steingard , awong@steingardlaw.com  Philip E Strok pstrok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.co Boris Treyzon jfinnerty@actslaw.com, sgonzales@actslaw.com  United States Trustee (LA) ustpregion16.la.ecf@usdoj.gov  Eric D Winston ericwinston@quinnemanuel.com  Christopher K.S. Wong christopher.wong@arentfox.com, yvonne.li@arentfox.com  Timothy J Yoo tjy@lnbyb.com

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