Joel H. Levitin Joins Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as Partner
Date: 04/14/08(NEW YORK - April 14) - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP today announced that Joel H. Levitin has joined the firm as a partner in New York. Mr. Levitin joins Cahill from Dechert LLP, where he was a partner.
"Joel is an impressive and accomplished bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer whose expertise will be of great value to our practice," said William M. Hartnett, chairman of Cahill's executive committee.
Mr. Levitin focuses his practice on corporate restructuring and reorganization matters on behalf of troubled or distressed companies, acquirers of such companies, and other major constituencies such as trustees, boards of directors, creditors, bondholders, committees and equity sponsors, both in and out of court.
Mr. Levitin is a prolific author and frequent speaker on bankruptcy and restructuring topics such as DIP financing, intellectual property issues in bankruptcy, and investing in distressed assets and companies. He is active in several professional organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the board of directors and as a committee chair for many years.
Mr. Levitin is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned his A.B., with distinction, in political science, magna cum laude in 1984. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, with honors, in 1987. Following graduation from law school, he served for one year as a law clerk to the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.