At its most basic level, a creditors’ committee reviews the progress of a case and ensures that the debtor files financial reports at appropriate intervals. The committee typically includes individuals who represent a company’s creditors. Creditors’ committees also investigate the debtor’s financial condition, as well as the desirability of continuance of the business and the operations of the business as a whole. Some creditors’ committees may help formulate business plans, while others may ask the court to appoint a professional examiner to report on operations. In certain cases, creditors’ committees may request a dismissal of the case or conversion to a chapter 7 liquidation.