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Ranked One of the Nation’s Best, Kramer Levin’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department Wins Series of Awards and Honors

May 8, 2008

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department is consistently recognized as one of the most distinguished groups in the United States by peers, numerous professional organizations and top-tier guides to legal excellence. The lawyers at the core of the practice continue to uphold the reputation of having the highest professional qualifications, and having sustained an exceptionally high quality of professional services to clients in dealing with bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

Recent partner and departmental recognitions and news include: 

  • Kenneth H. Eckstein and Thomas Moers Mayer selected by Chambers USA 2008 and Best Lawyers in America for 2008 as leaders in their field; 
  • Mr. Mayer will be honored with the Conway Mackenzie & Dunleavy Award as one of twelve Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers of 2007 on June 19th at the Eleventh Annual Conference on Corporate Reorganizations ceremony; 
  • Mr. Mayer named to Lawdragon 500’s 3rd annual “Leading Lawyers in America Guide” as well as to Chambers Global 2008
  • Amy Caton selected as one of the nation’s top 12 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers of 2008” by Turnarounds & Workouts
  • Department selected as one of the best in the United States in the 2008 edition of the IFLR 1000
  • Ms. Caton was voted into the firm partnership in 2008; 
  • Firm received the awards for Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year for its work on the WCI Steel case and for overall Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor; and 
  • Department selected as one of the country’s best in the Legal 500 U.S. series.

For more than 20 years, the group has established itself as an industry leader by playing a key role in many of the country’s largest and most complex Chapter 11 cases and business restructuring matters including the Enron, WorldCom, Calpine, Adelphia, Dana Corporation, Dura Automotive, Sea Containers, Northwest Airlines, ASARCO and Fabrikant bankruptcies, among others.

The 35-attorney Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department’s representation includes creditors’ committees, equity committees, debtors, banks, bondholders, trade creditors, landlords, investors, debtor-in-possession lenders and acquirers as well as investors in the purchase and sale of securities and assets of troubled companies. They have particular expertise giving advice in connection with complex bankruptcy litigation and investigations, distressed investments, mergers and acquisitions, and mass tort and class action bankruptcies. Additionally, they also have a subgroup of attorneys focused on distressed and special situations lending, and another devoted to claims trading in distressed enterprises.

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