Robert D. Gordon, a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer, will join Jenner & Block as a partner in its New York office. He will be a member of the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice.

Gordon provides creditors, debtors and other parties-in-interest with strategic counseling through bankruptcy and restructuring processes in litigation and out-of-court workouts. He handles complex and high-profile corporate and municipal matters, including having served as special restructuring counsel to the Detroit Retirement Systems in the City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.

“Bob’s experience representing large public and private entities in complex matters is an asset to the firm,” said Terrence J. Truax, managing partner of Jenner & Block. “His addition further strengthens our bankruptcy and restructuring practice and the deep experience we can make available to our clients.”

In addition to his key role in the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings, Gordon has worked on cases and restructurings arising out of several industries, including automotive, real estate, gaming, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, aviation and telecommunications, among others. He represents companies, creditors’ committees, pension systems, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed asset purchasers, lessors, trustees and liquidating agents. Gordon also represents clients in various other transactional and litigation matters involving bankruptcy and related commercial issues.

Gordon has also served as a federal court-appointed receiver in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action involving an international Ponzi scheme.