Judge Names Receiver in Madoff Feeder Fund Suit

Law.com – Goodwin Procter partner David B. Pitofsky was appointed Monday as receiver of the $1.7 billion Ascot fund put together by financier J. Ezra Merkin, almost all of which was invested with Bernard L. Madoff and lost.

Justice Richard B. Lowe appointed Pitofsky receiver in a lawsuit (People of the State of New York v. Merkin, 450879/09) brought by the New York attorney general’s office seeking recovery from Merkin of $2.4 billion in his client’s funds which he had "recklessly" invested with Madoff despite "clear warning signals" that the funds were being mishandled.

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