Daily News: September 8, 2017

Epiq Expands Restructuring Leadership Team

Epiq appointed two bankruptcy veterans, Eric Kerwood and Wesley Appell, as managing director and director, respectively, within its corporate restructuring services practice in New York.

“Our services are differentiated by our ability to help clients navigate complicated legal processes,” said Brad D. Scott, co-president and co-chief operating officer. “Eric and Wes’s deep understanding of issues that affect the financial and legal communities and highly esteemed expertise will be instrumental in advancing our goal to be the preferred strategic partner for complex legal matters for Epiq clients across the globe.”

Kerwood will focus on strategic growth initiatives and managing key relationships with leading industry firms in both the legal and financial sector. He is a 20-year veteran in the restructuring industry and spent 15 years as a financial advisor in distressed workouts and turnarounds, assisting with out-of-court solutions and formal bankruptcy proceedings, and several years with a claims agent before joining Epiq.

Kerwood currently serves on the Board of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).

Appell is a 12-year veteran in the restructuring industry who recently served as a financial advisor to distressed companies and their creditors. Appell is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). Appell received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from San Diego State University.

Epiq is a global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, including eDiscovery, managed services, bankruptcy, class action and mass tort administration, federal regulatory actions and data breach responses.