Daily News: May 15, 2012

Sheppard Mullin Adds Corporate Restructuring, Litigation Partner

Todd L. Padnos has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the firm’s Business Trial and Finance and Bankruptcy practice groups, based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Padnos joins from Dewey & LeBoeuf in Silicon Valley.

Padnos practices in the areas of insurance, bankruptcy, business reorganizations, workouts and commercial litigation. His insurance regulatory practice includes both advice work and representation of insurers in administrative proceedings and litigation relating to insurance rate filings, policy form filings, market conduct examinations, and licensing and disciplinary matters. Padnos’ bankruptcy practice has involved the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, lessors and purchasers of assets in workouts and bankruptcy restructurings throughout the country. His commercial litigation experience has included the handling of cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, securities, lender liability, fraudulent conveyance, and contract and business tort issues.

“Todd’s practice straddles insurance regulatory and bankruptcy matters, two areas that Sheppard Mullin has significantly developed specialties. His knowledge and experience is both complementary and supplementary to our existing practices, especially given his unique insurance regulatory skill set that is a great addition to our insurance industry capabilities,” said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

Padnos received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1992 and a B.A. from Emory University in 1989.