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Kenneth H. Eckstein

Partner

Co-chair, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Phone: 212.715.9229 Fax: 212.715.8229 New York
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May 26, 2017 Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Kramer Levin Awards/Honors 
April 7, 2017 Peabody Plan Takes Effect: Kramer Levin Represents Co-Proponents that Backstopped Groundbreaking $1.5 Billion Equity Raise Firm News/Press Release 
March 16, 2017 Chambers Global 2017 Recognizes Kramer Levin Attorneys and Practices Awards/Honors 
January 18, 2017 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Confirms Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization for Caesars Entertainment Firm News/Press Release 
October 7, 2016 Benchmark Litigation 2017 Names Six Partners Litigation Stars Awards/Honors 
September 23, 2016 Who’s Who Legal 2016 Recognize Thirteen Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
September 21, 2016 2016 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists Include 104 Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
August 15, 2016 2017 Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
June 15, 2016 Legal 500 US 2016 Recognizes Kramer Levin Awards/Honors 
May 27, 2016 Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Kramer Levin Awards/Honors 
May 26, 2016 RCS Capital Corp. Successfully Emerges From Bankruptcy Firm News/Press Release 
May 24, 2016 Kenneth Eckstein Receives UJA’s Professor Lawrence P. King Award Awards/Honors 
May 18 2016 Kramer Levin Wins Turnaround of the Year and Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year Global M&A Network’s 8th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards Awards/Honors 
March 17, 2016 Chambers Global 2016 Recognizes Kramer Levin Attorneys and Practices Awards/Honors 
March 2, 2016 Kramer Levin Represents Four Funds in $4.65 Billion Argentina Bond Litigation Settlement Firm News/Press Release 
January 25, 2016 NII Holdings Makes Turnarounds and Workouts List of Ten Successful Restructurings Awards/Honors 
December 10, 2015 Amy Caton Named Legal Advisor of the Year by M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards; Firm Also Receives Award for Restructuring Deal of the Year Awards/Honors 
October 15, 2015 Benchmark Litigation 2016 Recognizes Kramer Levin as a Top Tier New York Litigation Firm; Seven Partners Named Litigation Stars Awards/Honors 
September 16, 2015 2015 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists Include103 Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
August 17, 2015 2016 Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
June 19, 2015 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Confirms Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of NII Holdings Firm News/Press Release 
June 3, 2015 Legal 500 US 2015 Recognizes Kramer Levin Awards/Honors 
May 26, 2015 NII Holdings Completes $1.88 Billion Sale to AT&T Firm News/Press Release 
May 19, 2015 Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Kramer Levin Awards/Honors 
January 6, 2015 Kenneth Eckstein Named Legal Advisor of the Year by the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards; Firm Also Receives Award for Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year Awards/Honors 
December 22, 2014 Two Kramer Levin Practices Named Law 360’s Practice Groups of The Year: Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy; Real Estate Awards/Honors 
December 10, 2014 Eckstein Named a Law360 MVP for Bankruptcy Awards/Honors 
October 6, 2014 Kramer Levin Selected as Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee of NII Holdings, Inc. Firm News/Press Release 
September 23, 2014 2014 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists Include 94 Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
August 18, 2014 42 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2015 Awards/Honors 
July 31, 2014 Kramer Levin Achieves Appellate Victory for Injured Breast Implant Recipients Firm News/Press Release 
July 18, 2014 Kramer Levin Successfully Navigates Genco Shipping & Trading Through Complex “Pre-Pack” Restructuring Firm News/Press Release 
June 26, 2014 Kramer Levin Wins Creditors Restructuring Law Firm of the Year at Annual Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards Awards/Honors 
May 23, 2014 Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Lawyers and Practices Awards/Honors 
April 1, 2014 Kramer Levin Defeats Attempt to Block $100 Million in Payments to Injured Breast Implant Recipients Firm News/Press Release 
March 13, 2014 Chambers Global 2014 Highly Ranks Ten Kramer Levin Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Awards/Honors 
February 25, 2014 Kramer Levin Named Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year by the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards: Firm Also Receives Awards for 363 Sale of the Year and Energy Deal of the Year Awards/Honors 
January 23, 2014 Kramer Levin Named as Law Firm of the Year Recipient at Upcoming M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards Awards/Honors 
December 19, 2013 Eckstein Named to List of Top Restructuring Lawyers of 2013 by Turnarounds & Workouts – One of Only Twelve Awards/Honors 
December 12, 2013 ResCap Plan Confirmed. Kramer Levin Represents Creditor's Committee in $2.1. Billion ResCap Bankruptcy Deal Firm News/Press Release 
December 4, 2013 Kramer Levin’s Kenneth Eckstein Inducted to the American College of Bankruptcy Awards/Honors 
November 12, 2013 2014 Benchmark Litigation Names Kramer Levin to the Top Tier of New York Litigation Firms Awards/Honors 
September 13, 2013 Kramer Levin Lands 72 Attorneys on the 2013 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List Awards/Honors 
August 15, 2013 41 Kramer Levin Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers 2014 Awards/Honors 
January 3, 2013 Kramer Levin’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Named One of Law360’s Top Practice Groups of 2012 Awards/Honors 
October 8, 2012 Kramer Levin Has More “Top 100” Attorneys on the 2012 New York Super Lawyers List Than Any Other Firm: Gary P. Naftalis, Chair of Firm’s Litigation Department, Receives Top Ranking Awards/Honors 
June 28, 2012 Kramer Levin's Work as Debtor's Counsel on Saint Vincent's Hospital Bankruptcy Wins Healthcare Services Turnaround Atlas Award Awards/Honors 
June 25, 2012 Chapter 11 Plan of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York Confirmed; Grant Thornton LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Conclude Significant Healthcare Industry Bankruptcy Firm News/Press Release 
June 4, 2012 Legal 500 US 2012 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
February 17, 2012 Kramer Levin Helps Achieve Confirmed Plan in Washington Mutual Bankruptcy Firm News/Press Release 
January 20, 2012 Kramer Levin Selected as Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hostess Brands Inc. Firm News/Press Release 
December 12, 2011 Eckstein Named to List of Top Restructuring Lawyers of 2011 by Turnarounds & Workouts, One of Only Twelve Awards/Honors 
November 1, 2011 Kramer Levin Named Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy Litigation Awards/Honors 
September 20, 2011 Kramer Levin Lands 62 Attorneys on the 2011 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List Awards/Honors 
July 21, 2011 Kramer Levin Launches Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Blog Firm News/Press Release 
April 7, 2011 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel Represents Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers in $260 Million Manhattan Campus Sale to Rudin/North Shore LIJ Health System Firm News/Press Release 
February 24, 2011 Lawdragon Recognizes Nine Kramer Levin Attorneys Awards/Honors 
September 27, 2010 Kramer Levin Has More "Top 10" and "Top 100” Attorneys on the 2010 New York Super Lawyers List Than Any Other Firm; Overall Firm Lands 58 Attorneys on the List Awards/Honors 
June 7, 2010 Legal 500 US 2010 Recognizes Kramer Levin's Leading Practices and Lawyers Awards/Honors 
April 27, 2010 Court Approves Settlement Won by Kramer Levin on Behalf of Unsecured Creditors in Magna Bankruptcy Firm News/Press Release 
April 26, 2010 Kramer Levin Represents St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in Chapter 11 Proceedings Firm News/Press Release 
October 5, 2009 Kramer Levin Lands 53 Lawyers on the New York Super Lawyers List and Six in the Survey's "Top 100” - No Firm Has More "Top 100" Lawyers Awards/Honors 
September 1, 2009 Bally Total Fitness Emerges from Chapter 11 Firm News/Press Release 
August 13, 2009 Kramer Levin Chosen to Represent Unsecured Creditors Committee for Cooper-Standard Firm News/Press Release 
June 4, 2009 Kramer Levin Represents GM Unsecured Creditors Firm News/Press Release 
May 8, 2009 Kramer Levin Closes Deloitte LLP’s Purchase of BearingPoint Public Services Business Firm News/Press Release 
May 6, 2009 Kramer Levin Represents Chrysler Unsecured Creditors Firm News/Press Release 
April 17, 2009 Kramer Levin Client Deloitte Receives Bankruptcy Court Approval for Purchase of BearingPoint Public Services Assets Firm News/Press Release 
March 27, 2009 Kramer Levin Advises Deloitte LLP in Proposed Purchase of BearingPoint Public Service Business Firm News/Press Release 
March 20, 2009 Kramer Levin Selected as Counsel to Unsecured Creditors Committee of Magna Entertainment Firm News/Press Release 
December 18, 2008 Tribune Banks Pick Kramer Levin As Counsel Firm News/Press Release 
September 29, 2008 54 Kramer Levin Attorneys Recognized in Third Annual New York Super Lawyers, Three in Top 100, and Naftalis Receives Top Point Getter Status for All NY Metro Area Awards/Honors 
August 8, 2008 Ascendia Files for Chapter 11 Protection Firm News/Press Release 
July 31, 2007 54 Kramer Levin Attorneys Recognized in Second Annual New York Super Lawyers Awards/Honors 
July 18, 2006 42 Kramer Levin Attorneys Nominated to Appear in First Edition of New York Super Lawyers, Four in Top 100 Awards/Honors 
August 16, 2005 Kramer Levin Helps Owens Corning Bank Group Overturn Consolidation Order Potentially Shifting More Than a Billion Dollars to Other Creditors Firm News/Press Release 
November 9, 1998 Dow Corning Reaches Settlement on Breast Implant Claims - One of the Largest Product-Liability Settlements to Date Firm News/Press Release 
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J.D., New York University School of Law, 1979
  • Research Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics, 1978-79
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B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
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New York, 1980
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Honorable John J. Galgay,  U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1978 - 1979
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U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York, 1980
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U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1980
    -Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
    -Recipient, UJA Federation’s Professor Lawrence P. King Award (2016)
    -Law360 MVP – Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring (2014)
    -Global M&A Network, Top 100 Restructuring Professional (2014)
    -Turnarounds & Workouts, Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer (2011, 2013)
    -Global M&A Network, Restructuring Lawyer of the Year (2010)
    -Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star (2014-17)
    -Woodward/White Inc.’s Best Lawyers (2006-17)
    -Chambers and Partners’ Chambers Global (2012-17)
    -Chambers and Partners’ Chambers USA (2003-17)
    -Lawdragon 500 (2011-12)
    -Lawdragon 3000 (2011)
    -Legalease’s Legal 500 US (2009-15)
    -Thomson Reuters’ New York New York Super Lawyers (2006-14, 2016)
    -Law Business Research Limited, Who's Who Legal, One of the World’s Leading Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers (2016)
    -New York City Bar Association, Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization 
    -American Bar Association, Section on Corporation, Banking and Business Law
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