NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 3, 2018 — King & Spalding today announced that Roger Schwartz and Matthew Warren have joined the firm as partners in its Corporate, Finance and Investments (CFI) practice group. Schwartz and Warren, who will be based in the firm’s New York and Chicago offices respectively, advise and defend clients in financial restructuring matters.
“The arrival of Roger and Matt reinforces the firm’s commitment to make aggressive and coordinated investments in our Financial Restructuring team,” said Todd Holleman, head of the firm’s CFI practice group. “The pair follow our addition of New York partner Peter Montoni, who joined last month, and all three of these new colleagues will enhance our ability to handle complex restructuring matters across the U.S.”
Mike Rupe, a partner in the firm’s Financial Restructuring team, added: “Roger and Matt have more than 30 years of experience navigating companies through large and complex reorganizations and advising creditors on how to recover investments they have made into financially-challenged institutions. The two are strong additions to our secured creditor and company-side offering.”
Both partners join King & Spalding from Latham & Watkins.
Schwartz represents public and private companies, administrative agents, secured lenders, strategic and financial buyers, and investors in a broad range of restructuring matters, including Chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy-related acquisitions, sales and financings. He also actively advises equity sponsors, portfolio companies and boards of directors in connection with liability management transactions and corporate governance issues in distressed and out-of-court situations and transactions. Prior to private practice, Schwartz was a senior counsel of workouts at General Electric Capital Corporation (GE Capital), where he provided legal oversight for a multibillion-dollar portfolio of GE Capital lending commitments. While at GE Capital, Schwartz also acted as a director of litigation where he directed legal strategy and case management for a diverse set of commercial litigation, compliance and regulatory matters. He began his legal career as an associate in private practice. Schwartz received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College and his JD from the University of Chicago.
Warren advises clients about transactional matters, particularly on insolvency issues. He represents debtors as well as creditors, including agents and lenders, on Chapter 11 proceedings, such as prepackaged, prearranged, and free-fall bankruptcies, debtor-in-possession financings, cross-border bankruptcies, and out-of-court restructurings, including debt-to-equity conversions and rescue financing. Turnarounds & Workouts named him a 2018 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer and Chambers U.S. lists him as a “recognized practitioner.” Warren is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and teaches as an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at the DePaul College of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and his JD from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law.
“King & Spalding’s strategic vision and desire to grow the Financial Restructuring team is what attracted us to the firm,” said Schwartz. “The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative culture and client development strategies are an ideal fit for our practice.”
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