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Practice Grows as Firm Has Lead Roles in Three of Largest 2008 Chapter 11 Cases
New York, April 14, 2009 — The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Douglas Deutsch, Seven Rivera and Andrew Rosenblatt have been named partners in the Firm. All three are in the bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice.
“We welcome these three new partners to the partnership,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “Clients dealing with the twists and turns of today’s economy and the need for bankruptcy advice will be well served by their outstanding legal skills and dedication. These unprecedented economic times call for specialized advice to many clients and we are promoting three highly experienced lawyers to partner at the same time in this key practice.”
Howard Seife, chair of Chadbourne’s international bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice, noted that the election of the three partners comes at a time when the bankruptcy practice is extremely busy. “These are incredibly talented attorneys who know how to meet the needs of clients dealing with difficult and often contentious issues. Our practice is strong and vibrant and we welcome them into the partnership.”
Chadbourne’s bankruptcy practice has prime roles in three of the ten largest bankruptcies filed in 2008 — the Tribune Company, TOUSA, Inc. and VeraSun Energy Corp. Chapter 11 cases. Chadbourne has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the leading firms for bankruptcy and restructuring work and cited for its role representing leading financial institutions and creditors in matters throughout the world.
The new partners are:
Douglas Deutsch, 39. Mr. Deutsch’s practice has involved representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors and creditors’ committees. Mr. Deutsch graduated with a B.S. in 1991 from Drew University, and he earned a J.D. in 1996 from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He also received his LL.M. in 2001 from St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Deutsch served as a law clerk to the Hon. Leif M. Clark, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Texas in 1996-1997. He is also an adjunct professor at St. John’s.
Seven Rivera, 34. Mr. Rivera’s practice involves all aspects of the bankruptcy and restructuring process while representing lenders, creditors, debtors and creditor committees in complex and high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He has also represented foreign financial institutions in international restructurings or cross-border ancillary proceedings brought in the United States. Mr. Rivera graduated with a B.S., magna cum laude, in 1996 from Utah State University, and earned a J.D. in 1999 from Harvard Law School, where he was General Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Andrew Rosenblatt, 36. Mr. Rosenblatt has represented debtors in Chapter 11, advising borrowers and lenders in out-of-court restructurings, secured and unsecured lenders in Chapter 11 cases and foreign representatives in cross-border ancillary proceedings. He received a B.S. in 1994 from the State University of New York, Binghamton University and a J.D. in 1997 from Hofstra University School of Law, where he graduated with distinction and was a member of the Hofstra Law Review.
About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Mexico City, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.