Daily News: May 24, 2012

Greenberg Traurig Adds Bankruptcy, Restructuring Attorney Steinberg

Howard Steinberg has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig in the Los Angeles office as a shareholder in the Business Reorganization & Financial Restructurings practice. Steinberg joins from Irell & Manella LLP where he was a partner. He will be collaborating with bankruptcy and financial restructuring attorneys in the firm’s Los Angeles office, as well as attorneys throughout the firm.

Steinberg focuses his practice on representing debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and purchasers of assets in major cases involving public and private companies throughout the U.S. He also has broad experience in out-of-court workouts and has served as lead counsel in numerous bankruptcy court trials.

“Howard’s experience in leading high-stakes bankruptcy and litigation proceedings significantly enhances the range of capabilities that we can offer clients, both in California and globally,” said Matt Gorson, president of Greenberg Traurig. “Whether Howard’s work is inside or outside the courtroom, he’s known as a trusted advisor, both for clients who are seeking out-of-court workouts or those who have ‘bet-the-company’ litigation. We are delighted to welcome Howard to the firm.”

Steinberg and his team were recently the recipients of the 2012 International Financial Law Review Deal of the Year Award for their representation of RIM in connection with a $4.5 billion patent portfolio purchase in the Nortel bankruptcy. Steinberg is also the author of a three-volume treatise titled “Bankruptcy Litigation.”

A frequent lecturer and author on bankruptcy issues, Steinberg served as chair of the California Bankruptcy Litigation Conference. In addition, he has been a panelist at events hosted by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Norton Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Financial Lawyers Conference, Construction Litigation Superconference, Thompson-West Publishing, National Business Institute, Inc. and the Los Angeles Bar Association.

Steinberg is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections and a member of the Bankruptcy Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Western Center on Law and Poverty. He served for 10 years as a contributing editor to the CEB Civil Litigation Reporter. He received his J.D. from the Boston College Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts.