CHICAGO, April 26 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Internationally prominent bankruptcy and finance attorney, Ronald DeKoven, has joined Jenner & Block as Of Counsel.
Mr. DeKoven has been a recognized leader in several major international
organizations that have been instrumental in formulating industry policy,
precedent and legislation. Mr. DeKoven’s substantial involvement in the
European business community resulted in his becoming an Ad Eundum member of
Gray’s Inn, London, in 2003. He also is an Associate Member of 3/4 South
Square, a well-known set of Chambers of English Barristers concentrating in
Commercial and Business Law, with a particular emphasis on Insolvency and
Mr. DeKoven’s more than 35 years’ experience in commercial law includes
playing a significant role in several high profile cross-border insolvencies,
including Federal-Mogul, TXU, Lloyd’s of London, Equitas, Olympia and York,
Barings, BCCI, Metallgessellschaft and Alpargatas, S.A. He also was involved
with several major bankruptcies including Ames Department Stores, Allis
Chalmers, and Long John Silver’s.
Jerold S. Solovy, Chairman of Jenner & Block, states that “Ronald DeKoven
is a leader in bankruptcy and insolvency law nationally and internationally
and we are honored that he has joined Jenner & Block.” Mr. DeKoven will be a
member of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization
practice. Partner Daniel R. Murray, Chair of the practice, adds that “Ron
DeKoven’s international experience serves as a strong complement to our
practice and will enable us to continue our penetration of the international
Besides his insolvency practice, Mr. DeKoven has been a leader in
developing sophisticated leasing structures for financial institutions. He
also has considerable experience in drafting legislation as the Chief Reporter
of Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code and in monitoring the
interpretation of legislation as a former member of the Permanent Editorial
Board for the UCC. In addition, Mr. DeKoven has served as a treaty delegate
for the U.S. Department of State with respect to UNIDROIT, Rome, Italy, and as
a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, which monitors the creation
and development of U.S. bankruptcy law. He is also an elected member of the
American Law Institute and the National Bankruptcy Conference.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. DeKoven was the head of the leasing
and bankruptcy practices at New York’s Shearman & Sterling, a firm he was with
for more than 20 years.
Mr. DeKoven received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago
Law School and his B.A. from Stanford University.
Ronald DeKoven serves as a Trustee and member of the Audit Committee of
The American Cancer Society Foundation. He is also a member of the
Development Council of the Oxford University Law Foundation.
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