Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) expanded its North American Commercial Restructuring practice with the addition of Brian J. Fox, who joins as a managing director in New York.

Fox brings more than 25 years of experience advising companies and other parties-in-interest across various industries including aerospace, defense, manufacturing, mining, shipping, gaming, chemicals, retail and staffing. His expertise spans a full range of financial advisory, operational improvement and interim management services in restructurings and other special situations, both in court and outside of bankruptcy.

“In times of uncertainty and volatile capital markets, companies will need to focus on incremental operational improvements to maintain liquidity and earnings through the cycle,” said Jeff Stegenga, a managing director and leader of Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Commercial Restructuring practice. “Brian’s breadth of experience will enhance our ability to help companies around the globe improve their performance and execute the complex restructurings upon which A&M’s heritage is built.”

Prior to joining A&M, Fox was a managing director with a global business advisory firm in New York. Previously, he was a managing director at a New York-based boutique restructuring firm and a partner in the restructuring practice at an international professional services firm.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.