San Francisco, June 8, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Morrison & Foerster announced today that leading bankruptcy and workout lawyer Larry Engel has joined the firm as a partner in its San Francisco office. Mr. Engel has over 30 years of experience covering a broad range of legal disciplines applicable in transactions involving financially distressed businesses. Mr. Engel’s practice focuses on bankruptcy, workouts, cross-border insolvency, restructurings, private equity and hedge fund distressed debt work, insurance insolvency, leveraged buyouts, and complex financings, including for real estate and other industries, as well as “commercial tech” outsourcing, and intellectual property transactions, including “bankruptcy proofing” licenses, technology ventures, and collaborations. He represents clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Engel joins Morrison & Foerster from the San Francisco office of White & Case.
“Larry’s experience and abilities fit very well with our current Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice; his credentials and track record are exactly what clients are looking for,” said Larren Nashelsky, Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring group. “Larry will be a tremendous addition to the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice, and we are very pleased to welcome him to the firm,” added Keith Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster.
“We are delighted to have an attorney of Larry’s caliber join the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice at Morrison & Foerster,” said Dan Leventhal, partner in the Financial Transactions group. “Larry and I were partners for many years at the Brobeck firm, he is a superb lawyer and I look forward to working with him again.”
“Morrison & Foerster provides an excellent platform for further developing my practice, and the firm’s commitment to its core values of teamwork, excellence, and service to the community and the profession was of special interest to me,” said Mr. Engel. “I am excited at the opportunity to help strengthen the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice domestically and internationally.”
Mr. Engel began his legal career at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in 1972 and stayed with the firm until its closure in January 2003. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, where he was the Executive Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, magna cum laude and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. Mr. Engel is a frequent lecturer and author for numerous business and legal organizations, including the Practising Law Institute, the ABI, the ABA, the State Bar of California, and the California Bankers Association.