Kramer Levin’s Kenneth Eckstein Inducted to the American College of Bankruptcy

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Kenneth H. Eckstein, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department, has been named a new fellow in the 25th Class of the American College of Bankruptcy

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is pleased to announce that Kenneth H. Eckstein, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department, has been named a new fellow in the 25th Class of the American College of Bankruptcy. Eckstein is one of 33 new fellows being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of restructuring and insolvency.

“The entire firm is proud to see Ken recognized by the American College of Bankruptcy,” said Paul S. Pearlman, Kramer Levin’s managing partner. “His years of experience providing high-profile clients with legal and business solutions put him at the forefront of his field and make him the ideal candidate for this elite distinction.”

Eckstein has played a prominent role in many of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases over the past 30 years, representing a wide range of clients including the debtors in the bankruptcies of General Maritime Corporation and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers; the official creditor committees of Residential Capital LLC, General Motors, and Chrysler; as well as the Dewey & LeBoeuf Lenders, and other major creditors in Washington Mutual, Tribune Company, Charter Communications, and Northwest Airlines. His practice includes both in and out-of-court restructurings of financially distressed businesses on behalf of debtors, creditor committees, major secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, trustees, examiners, and third parties seeking to acquire the assets or businesses of financially troubled companies.

“I am honored to be named among this class of fellows representing the top restructuring attorneys in the country,” Eckstein said.

The College’s induction ceremony and reception for the new fellows will take place on March 14, 2014 at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in Washington, DC. Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a sustained record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. Candidates are selected by the College’s Board of Regents from among recommendations of Circuit Admissions Councils in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals, and plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence in the field. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. The College offers unique and challenging educational programs and publications, maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and, in conjunction with the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, is believed to be the single largest financial supporter of pro bono bankruptcy services in the United States.

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