Hogan Lovells hired bankruptcy lawyers Richard Wynne, Bennett Spiegel and Erin Brady as partners in the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Los Angeles.

All three have experience in advising debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, bondholders, trustees and buyers across a wide range of industries.

“We have been looking to expand the national capabilities of our BRI practice, and Rick, Bennett and Erin are an ideal fit,” said Chris Donoho, head of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice group for the Americas. “They have a nationally recognized practice and their ability in particular to do big-ticket debtor side and official creditors’ committee work will significantly improve our ability to take on the largest and most complex of matters. Plus, they are terrific individuals that are a great personality fit, and who will be welcome additions to our practice.”

Wynne focuses on designing and implementing negotiations, litigation strategy and has acted as lead trial counsel in a wide range of industries. He currently represents Mattel as the largest creditor and creditors committee co-chair in the Toys “R” Us Chapter 11 case.

Spiegel has represented debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and buyers in corporate restructurings and bankruptcies for more than three decades. He recently represented RBS in the Thornburg Mortgage cases.

Brady focuses her practice on the representation of debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, individual creditors and others in high-stakes bankruptcy litigation and corporate restructurings. She represented American Apparel and its affiliates in their two recent Chapter 11 cases.

Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that provides business-oriented legal advice across its breadth of practices to clients around the world.