Daily News: August 22, 2012

Lowenstein Sandler Adds Partner in Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Veteran bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Gerald Bender has joined Lowenstein Sandler as a member of the firm in its Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department.

“Gerry is a talented and accomplished attorney whose work we have long respected,” said Kenneth A. Rosen, chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department. “His experience negotiating restructuring-related transactions and disputes will greatly benefit our clients – all of whom seek the kind of innovative, business- savvy solutions to complex issues that Gerry is known for.”

Bender has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of financial restructuring, including representations of unofficial and official creditors’ committees, institutional investors, secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. He regularly represents companies that invest in or acquire debt of troubled companies, including private equity funds, hedge funds and other control investors. His clients span a cross-section of industries, including airline, automotive, broadcasting and cable, construction, gaming, healthcare, housing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, shipping, telecommunications, and textiles.

“Gerry is a great addition to our dynamic and very active bankruptcy team. He has a great track-record in this industry and we’re excited about the contributions he will make to our clients and to the firm,” said Gary M. Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler chairman and CEO.

Bender joined Lowenstein Sandler from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was a partner. A frequent author and lecturer on various restructuring-related topics, he received his J.D. from Emory University, and his B.A. from Binghamton University.

“I’m excited to join such a well-respected and accomplished team,” said Bender. “Lowenstein is nationally recognized for its bankruptcy practice. Joining Lowenstein presents a great opportunity for me to continue providing clients with excellent counsel on their bankruptcy and restructuring matters, grow my practice, and work with some of the nation’s leading bankruptcy attorneys.”