New York, November 30, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News, Legal Jobs Network – Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Alan Shore Gover has joined the Firm as a partner in its leading Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice. Gover, who will be resident in the Firm’s New York office, joins a team of over 120 bankruptcy lawyers worldwide providing comprehensive services across the full spectrum of bankruptcy law.
“Alan’s addition to our team is an important and exciting step in the continued expansion of our global restructuring practice,” said global co-head of the restructuring practice Thomas E. Lauria. “He has built a reputation for providing cutting-edge advice in large and complex restructuring matters. Given the dramatic increase in demand we have experienced in recent years for these types of services, Alan is a perfect fit.”
Mr. Gover has been a leading bankruptcy practitioner for nearly 30 years. In restructuring over $60 billion of debt and liabilities during his career, he has acquired a wealth of restructuring experience in a wide variety of industries, including retail, airline and transportation, real estate, energy, technology and defense. His varied career includes serving as lead M&A counsel for the buyer in the $4 billion precedent setting acquisition of the generating assets of New England Electric Systems; and as lead counsel for PG&E Corporation in the successful Chapter 11 reorganizations of its two primary subsidiaries – Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest restructuring in the history of the electric utility industry; and the National Energy Group, one of the country’s largest independent power concerns.
“White & Case is developing a truly unique capacity for the provision of sophisticated restructuring services on a global basis,” observed Mr. Gover. “They are one of only a handful of firms with the resources to simultaneously handle multiple mega-cases on a global basis. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth in the prominence and capacity of the practice and believe my clients will benefit from the Firm’s ability to provide the full array of legal services required to optimize results in the often-difficult restructuring arena.”
The scope and diversity of White & Case’s restructuring and insolvency practice is demonstrated by recent assignments such as the representation of Mirant Corporation in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization of over $11 billion of debt and liabilities; the ongoing representation of the ad hoc committee of Arahova Noteholders, one of the primary protagonists in the hotly-disputed Adelphia Communications Chapter 11 case; the representation of Corporación Durango in the first successful reorganization under Mexico’s new concorso mercantile laws; the ongoing representation of Asia Pulp & Paper in its effort to restructure nearly $20 billion in debt; and the ongoing representation of leading hedge funds Appaloosa Management and Harbinger Capital in connection with their investments in Delphi Corporation, whose Chapter 11 case is the largest for an industrial concern in US history.
The accomplishments of White & Case’s global restructuring group have been recognized repeatedly by legal publications. The Deal recently named White & Case the top bankruptcy firm in the world based on the number of active matters it is handling. In addition, The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has named the Firm “2006 Americas Restructuring Team of the Year” and “2005 Asia Restructuring Team of the Year.”
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