Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has hired three leading bankruptcy lawyers, Brett Miller, Dennis Jenkins and Todd Goren, have joined the firm’s business restructuring and reorganization department in New York as partners. Miller will serve as global head of creditor rights.
The group joins from Morrison & Foerster, where Miller served as managing partner of the New York office and co-chair of the distressed real estate group, and Jenkins and Goren were partners.
“Brett, Dennis and Todd are prominent additions to our leading restructuring practice, which has been exceptionally busy handling several high-profile restructuring matters this past year in the U.S., UK and Europe. Their arrival, along with other recent lateral additions outside of the U.S., strengthens our integrated platform across the firm to serve the expanding needs of our clients,” said Rachel Strickland, partner and co-chair of the business reorganization and restructuring department.
“Willkie’s market-leading reputation, strong growth, and integrated approach across the U.S. and internationally are a major draw for us,” said Miller. “The firm is highly regarded for its broad restructuring capabilities and interdisciplinary collaboration and we look forward to working with our new colleagues to further expand and strengthen its offering.”
Jenkins has experience in debt finance, counterparty risk, distressed corporate transactions, derivatives, securities transactions, and other domestic and international financial transactions. Goren advises clients on all facets of chapter 11 reorganizations, representing official committees, debtor-in-possession lenders, and debtors in a number of prominent insolvency matters. Miller works on chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, cross–border insolvency matters, bankruptcy-related litigation, and insolvency-sensitive transactions.