Herrick Nabs Restructuring Veteran Robert D. Gordon
Gordon Becomes Latest Addition to Herrick’s Restructuring & Finance Litigation Team
Herrick, Feinstein LLP today announced that Robert D. Gordon, a seasoned restructuring lawyer, has joined the firm’s thriving Restructuring & Finance Litigation Department. He comes to Herrick from Jenner & Block.
Gordon brings three decades of experience to Herrick’s restructuring team. He regularly advises companies, creditors, directors and other key stakeholders in complex corporate and public sector restructurings. Gordon’s recent engagements include: (i) lead counsel to a committee of independent directors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of global satellite communications provider Intelsat S.A., involving the successful restructuring of $14 billion of debt and the resolution of numerous, complex intercompany claims; (ii) lead counsel to the Official Committee of Retirees in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico restructuring proceedings, negotiating the treatment and preservation of approximately $58 billion in accrued pension benefits; and (iii) special restructuring counsel to the Detroit Retirement Systems in the City of Detroit’s landmark Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, the largest in U.S. history.
“Herrick has made a strategic decision to bolster our restructuring and litigation capabilities in recent years, which has been hugely successful for the firm and our clients,” said Belinda Schwartz, the executive chair of Herrick. “Bob is a great addition to the firm and strengthens our ability to capitalize on this market environment.”
“We are thrilled that Bob will be joining our team,” said Sean O’Donnell, co-chair of Herrick’s Restructuring & Finance Litigation Department. “He is highly respected as both a creative and tenacious lawyer, and he adds significant depth to our group.”
Herrick’s Restructuring & Finance Litigation lawyers advise clients in all phases of complex financial litigation and corporate restructurings. Herrick’s clients include private equity and hedge funds, official and ad hoc creditor committees, bondholders and noteholders, mortgage lenders and borrowers, real estate developers, financial institutions, corporate debtors, trustees, independent directors, special investigation committees and foreign representatives.
“I’m excited to join such a dynamic group of lawyers,” said Gordon. He added, “The team has a reputation for working on a range of complex restructuring and litigation matters and offers intriguing synergies relative to my practice. I look forward to collaborating with the many excellent attorneys in the Restructuring & Finance Litigation practice, as well as with the Litigation, Corporate and Real Estate departments.”
Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent, full-service law firm, providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals around the world doing business in the United States. From its offices in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Herrick maintains robust real estate, corporate, finance, litigation, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring capabilities, complemented by significant depth in the areas of employment, intellectual property, sports, tax law and private clients.