Milbank Elects Two New Partners for 2013

January 9, 2013

Robert Hora (Litigation) and Samuel A. Khalil (Financial Restructuring), both from New York office, reflect key practice strengths

NEW YORK, January 9, 2013 – International law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has announced the election of two new partners for 2013:  Robert C. Hora and Samuel A. Khalil. Both attorneys are resident in the firm’s New York office.

Robert Hora is a member of the Litigation & Arbitration Group. He represents a broad range of financial institutions and other clients in federal and state litigation of complex commercial matters involving securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and financial restructurings. He also represents institutions and individuals in a wide range of regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings, including matters involving CDOs and other financial instruments tied to the global financial crisis. Mr. Hora earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Mr. Hora served as law clerk to the Hon. Roslyn O. Silver, of the US District Court for the District of Arizona.

Samuel A. Khalil is a member of the Financial Restructuring Group. He represents debtors and creditors in chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court workouts both in the US and internationally. He also regularly represents private equity funds and hedge funds acquiring control positions in financially distressed companies, whether through a chapter 11 process or otherwise. He has extensive experience negotiating reorganization plans, structuring high risk “rescue financings” and chapter 11 “DIP” and “Exit” financings, and representing acquirors and sellers of financially distressed companies. His engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, chemicals, paper, airline, financial services, automotive, pharmaceuticals, satellite, restaurant, consumer goods and real estate. Mr. Khalil’s recent representations include significant roles in the chapter 11 cases of NewPage Corporation, Southern Air Holdings, Inc., and Lyondell Chemical Company. Mr. Khalil earned his J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University, where he served as an associate editor of the Hofstra Law Review.

“Rob Hora and Sam Khalil have both exhibited terrific leadership qualities and maturity in addition to their outstanding legal skills,” said Milbank Chairman Mel Immergut.  “Representing a wide range of client interests in complex, often high-profile matters, they’ve made significant contributions to our success in recent years.  We’re extremely pleased to welcome them both to the partnership."

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a leading international law firm providing innovative legal solutions to clients throughout the world for more than 140 years. Milbank is headquartered in New York and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC.

The firm's lawyers provide a full range of legal services to the world's leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and governments. Milbank's lawyers meet the needs of its clients by offering a highly integrated and collaborative range of services across key practice groups throughout its global network. Milbank's integrated practice is underpinned by its attorneys' acknowledged technical excellence, sectoral expertise and a strong tradition of innovation and client service.