Robert K. Rasmussen has joined the Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside as of-counsel in its Bankruptcy and Restructuring group.

One of the country’s leading experts on bankruptcy law and corporate reorganizations, Rasmussen is a professor at the USC Gould School of Law and holds the J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law and Political Science. At Elkins Kalt, Rasmussen will advise clients in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial, secured transactions and corporate reorganization law.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bob to Elkins Kalt,” said Jeffrey Reuben, one of the firm’s founding partners. “Bob is one of the foremost experts in bankruptcy law, and his depth of expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping our clients navigate the complex bankruptcy and corporate restructuring landscape. Bob is well-known and highly respected in the bankruptcy and academic fields, and he is a tremendous addition to our firm.”

Rasmussen joined the USC Gould School of Law in 2007, serving as dean from 2007 to 2015. He previously taught at Vanderbilt Law School, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan law schools. Prior to teaching, Rasmussen clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and worked in the Civil Division Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, handling litigation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court.