Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005-1702
Kevin J. Burke is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's bankruptcy & restructuring and litigation practice groups.
Kevin has successfully litigated high-visibility matters for leading companies (and their officers and directors) in federal and state trial and appellate courts (and other tribunals) throughout the country. He has practiced in numerous fields including insurance, investment banking, manufacturing, public utilities, shipping, oil and gas exploration and production, and media and entertainment. His litigation practice is extremely varied, with a diverse mix of successes in cases concerning bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, antitrust and trade regulation, securities and derivatives, product liability (including asbestos), professional liability, contracts and intellectual property. His varied practice has led to the development of substantial expertise in the fast-evolving electronic discovery arena and Kevin coordinates Cahill's e-discovery efforts.
Kevin has represented corporations in connection with complex multi-district litigation in the securities and antitrust fields and has advised corporate boards of directors concerning their fiduciary duties in insolvency, zone of insolvency and M & A contexts. He has conducted internal corporate misconduct investigations involving high-level officers' self-dealing and financial fraud. He has served pro bono as a special counsel for the disciplinary committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Kevin represents debtors, creditors and committees in bankruptcy litigation matters and proceedings around the country. Debtor representations include SP Newsprint Holdings LLC, Trico Marine Services and Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. Major committee engagements include the Official Committees of Retirees in the Pan Am and Federated Department Stores bankruptcies and the unofficial Committee of Noteholders in the prearranged UPC Polska bankruptcy. Creditor engagements have included representations in the Delphi Corporation, Adelphia Communications Corp., Columbia Gas Co., El Paso Electric Co. and Cenargo Corporation bankruptcies. Kevin also represented a leading energy company that was a significant creditor in the Enron bankruptcy.
Kevin has also had extensive experience in the area of equipment leasing disputes, representing lessors primarily in connection with liquidated damages and return condition litigation and pre-litigation negotiation. Most of those matters have involved aircraft leasing but Kevin has also litigated on behalf of lessors in connection with leased equipment as varied as coal mining conveyors, railroad cars and cargo ships.
Kevin also advises investment and commercial banks in bankruptcy and creditors' rights areas in connection with transactions, and also with review and assessment of exposures faced by companies seeking financing or issuing public securities.
Kevin is a member of The Bankruptcy Committee of the NY State Bar Association.