NEW YORK, July 27, 2012 – Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy announced that top-ranked bankruptcy and restructuring attorney Gerard Uzzi had joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Restructuring Group.
Mr. Uzzi arrives from the New York office of White & Case, where he was a partner in the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group. He has played a central role in some of the country’s largest and most complex bankruptcies in recent years, advising key stakeholders – including debtors, creditors and acquirors – to successful outcomes and recoveries. He is renowned for his creative and business-oriented approach to complex matters.
Chambers reported that its correspondents described Mr. Uzzi as a “‘bulldog of a bankruptcy lawyer,” whose drive, efficiency and focus make him an ‘extremely impactful negotiator.’” And Legal 500 noted his success in a “plethora of major creditor and debtor” representations, many of them known for establishing important legal precedent.
At Milbank, Mr. Uzzi joins one of the country’s preeminent – and busiest – restructuring groups. The firm recently completed its nearly four-year representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, helping structure and drive a plan of reorganization and exit from Chapter 11. Milbank is currently advising the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in both Eastman Kodak, one of the largest filings in 2012, and Arcapita Bank, the Bahrain-based private equity sponsor. Milbank is also acting as the debtor’s counsel to the satellite wireless telecom carrier LightSquared, which filed for bankruptcy protection this past May.
“We are extremely pleased to have Jerry join our group. He is an indefatigable advocate for his clients. He achieves superb results both inside and outside the courtroom. He is known for crafting creative and commercial solutions to difficult and multi-faceted cases. Year after year, Jerry Uzzi has consistently been shortlisted among the top bankruptcy counsel in the country. Jerry will add strength, depth and experience to our group. We are proud to have him as our partner,” said Dennis Dunne, co-chair of Milbank’s Financial Restructuring Group.
“Milbank has one of the strongest financial restructuring groups in the country. I have worked with their partners on a number of matters. We both share a desire to tirelessly search for results that drive value to our client in a way that is efficient, practical and business-oriented,” Mr. Uzzi said. “I am looking forward to working with them to further sustain and grow their extremely successful practice.”
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