Robert D. Gordon, a restructuring lawyer, joined Herrick Feinstein‘s restructuring and finance litigation department. He joined Herrick from Jenner & Block.
Gordon brings three decades of experience to Herrick’s restructuring team. He regularly advises companies, creditors, directors and other key stakeholders in complex corporate and public sector restructurings. Gordon’s recent engagements include: lead counsel to a committee of independent directors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of global satellite communications provider Intelsat, involving the successful restructuring of $14 billion of debt and the resolution of numerous, complex intercompany claims; lead counsel to the official committee of retirees in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico restructuring proceedings, negotiating the treatment and preservation of approximately $58 billion in accrued pension benefits; and special restructuring counsel to the Detroit Retirement Systems in the City of Detroit’s landmark Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, the largest in U.S. history.
“Herrick has made a strategic decision to bolster our restructuring and litigation capabilities in recent years, which has been hugely successful for the firm and our clients,” Belinda Schwartz, executive chair of Herrick, said. “Bob is a great addition to the firm and strengthens our ability to capitalize on this market environment.”
“We are thrilled that Bob will be joining our team,” Sean O’Donnell, co-chair of the restructuring and finance litigation department at Herrick, said. “He is highly respected as both a creative and tenacious lawyer, and he adds significant depth to our group.”
“I’m excited to join such a dynamic group of lawyers,” Gordon said. “The team has a reputation for working on a range of complex restructuring and litigation matters and offers intriguing synergies relative to my practice. I look forward to collaborating with the many excellent attorneys in the restructuring and finance litigation practice, as well as with the litigation, corporate and real estate departments.”