Barnes & Thornburg added James Van Horn as a partner in the firm’s Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department in Washington, D.C.

Van Horn works with senior management, investors, creditors and other stakeholders in matters ranging from out-of-court workouts and pre-packaged and pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganizations to cram down plans of reorganization and sales of substantially all assets. He represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, asset purchasers, official committees of unsecured creditors, liquidating trustees, receivers, investors and other stakeholders in bankruptcy courts and other courts throughout the United States.

“Jim is a seasoned bankruptcy attorney with significant restructuring experience across the manufacturing, retail, energy and real estate industries,” said Karen McGee, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “He’ll complement and expand our creditors’ rights and bankruptcy representation capabilities in the Beltway and nationally.”

Previously, Van Horn was a partner at McGuireWoods. He also served as a senior consultant in the bankruptcy and restructuring services practice at FTI Consulting and as a senior associate in the business recovery services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, teaching corporate finance and restructuring.

Barnes & Thornburg has more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals and is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C.