AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring

Biography

Ken focuses his practice on bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, including regularly representing official committees, ad hoc committees, and other parties in interest in complex Chapter 11 cases, SIPA proceedings, and associated litigation across a wide array of industries.  Ken has extensive trial experience in contested bankruptcy matters, adversary proceedings, and other litigation.

Representation

EXCO Resources Inc.: Currently represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of EXCO Resources Inc., an independent oil and gas company, in its Chapter 11 proceeding.

Tidewater Inc.: Represented of the Official Equity Committee of Tidewater Inc., one of the largest providers of offshore service vessels in the global energy industry, in connection with a restructuring of the company’s approximately $2.04 billion of debt.

Bonanza Creek: Represented the Ad Hoc Equity Committee in a contested valuation hearing regarding the reorganization of the company.

Dune Energy Inc.: Represented Dune’s former directors and officers in litigation brought by a litigation trustee created by Dune’s Chapter 11 plan.

Lyondell Chemical Company: Represented the Litigation Trustee of the post-Chapter 11 litigation trust.

Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach: Represented of a homeowner association in post-reorganization litigation in connection with the chapter 11 filing of Canyon Ranch Miami, a luxury, full-service, ocean front condominium hotel.

MF Global Inc: Represented the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of MF Global Inc., including the review and determination of claims against the general estate and the subsequent distribution of general estate funds to those claimants.

Lehman Brothers Inc: Represented the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc.

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D., Honors, 2011
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Bar Admissions

New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Publications
It's Not Who Hires You but Who Can Fire You: The Case Against Retention Elections, 44 COLUM. J.L. & SOC. PROBS. 589, 606 (2011)