New York, August 21, 2012 – Veteran bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Gerald Bender has joined Lowenstein Sandler as a Member of the Firm in its Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department.
“Gerry is a talented and accomplished attorney whose work we have long respected,” said Kenneth A. Rosen, Chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department. “His experience negotiating restructuring-related transactions and disputes will greatly benefit our clients ─ all of whom seek the kind of innovative, business- savvy solutions to complex issues that Gerry is known for.”
Gerry has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of financial restructuring, including representations of unofficial and official creditors’ committees, institutional investors, secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. He regularly represents companies that invest in or acquire debt of troubled companies, including private equity funds, hedge funds, and other control investors. Gerry’s clients span a cross-section of industries, including airline, automotive, broadcasting and cable, construction, gaming, healthcare, housing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, shipping, telecommunications, and textiles.
“Gerry is a great addition to our dynamic and very active bankruptcy team. He has a great track-record in this industry and we’re excited about the contributions he will make to our clients and to the firm,” said Gary M. Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler Chairman and CEO.
Gerry joins Lowenstein Sandler from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was a partner. A frequent author and lecturer on various restructuring-related topics, he received his J.D. from Emory University, and his B.A. from Binghamton University.
“I’m excited to join such a well-respected and accomplished team,” said Gerry. “Lowenstein is nationally recognized for its bankruptcy practice. Joining Lowenstein presents a great opportunity for me to continue providing clients with excellent counsel on their bankruptcy and restructuring matters, grow my practice, and work with some of the nation’s leading bankruptcy attorneys.”
Lowenstein Sandler ranks first among the nation’s law firms for representing unsecured creditors’ committees, according to The Deal Pipeline (August 2, 2012). The firm currently serves as creditors’ committee counsel in 47 active bankruptcy cases, including Chef Solutions Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of prepared foods; Cagle’s Farms, an Atlanta-based poultry distributor; Hussey Copper Corp., a leading U.S. manufacturer of copper products and Graceway Pharmaceuticals. Also active in debtor representations, Lowenstein has served as debtors’ counsel to Jobson Medical Information Holdings LLC, a healthcare information and marketing services provider; Coach America, one of the nation’s largest bus operators and RoomStore, a national furniture and bedding retailer.
About Lowenstein Sandler
Lowenstein Sandler PC is a top-ranked business law firm with approximately 270 attorneys providing a full range of legal services. The firm’s commitment to its clients is demonstrated through its client-centered, service-oriented culture. Lowenstein Sandler attorneys are regularly recognized for excellence by clients and peers in national publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500.