NEW YORK – LawFuel Legal Announcement Service – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Raniero D’Aversa, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner and head of its New York creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice. D’Aversa has joined the firm from Mayer Brown LLP, where he served as the co-chair of its global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency group.
“Ron’s addition to our bankruptcy group will bring tremendous depth to the firm, particularly in the New York market, the expansion of which is a high priority of the firm,” said Roger Frankel, chairman of Orrick’s creditors’ rights and bankruptcy group. “His reputation, especially within the bankruptcy community, and his experience representing institutional clients in all bankruptcy-related areas are a welcome addition to our growing practice.”
D’Aversa’s practice includes representing clients involved in bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings and creditors’ rights controversies. He provides comprehensive legal guidance to DIP lenders, secured lenders and bank groups, investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institution creditors in bankruptcies, workouts, restructurings, liquidations, distressed debt transactions and acquisitions.
“Orrick is a great place for the practice I’ve developed,” said D’Aversa. “What most attracted me to Orrick is the depth of its client base, particularly with respect to financial institutions, its global presence and its interdisciplinary team of lawyers in litigation and finance who can provide exceptional support on any matter.”
D’Aversa received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1990 and his B.B.A from Adelphi University, summa cum laude, in 1987. His addition follows the recent arrival of Mark Fennessy, the former head of Hunton & Williams’ corporate restructuring and insolvency group in London.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. The firm’s 18 offices are located in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, New York, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, Paris, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.