David R. Eastlake and Joshua A. Lesser Elected to Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas Positions

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David R. Eastlake and Joshua A. Lesser, attorneys in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, have been elected to positions in the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

“We are honored to serve in our newly elected positions in the Bankruptcy Law Section, which aligns and educates those with similar professional aspirations," Eastlake and Lesser said in a joint statement.

David R. Eastlake and Joshua A. Lesser, attorneys in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, have been elected to positions in the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Eastlake was recently elected Secretary of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section. Eastlake had previously been serving on the Bankruptcy Law Section’s Executive Council as an At-Large member. Eastlake will continue to serve on the Executive Council in his new role as an Officer.

Lesser was elected Membership Liaison for the Bankruptcy Law Section’s Young Lawyers Committee.

July 1, 2020, marks the start of their two-year term.

"We are proud of David and Josh for their involvement with the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas,” said Shari L. Heyen, co-chair of the firm’s Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and co-managing shareholder of the Houston office. “Greenberg Traurig encourages attorneys to continuously grow in their legal field, while being active and giving back to the community.”

“We are honored to serve in our newly elected positions in the Bankruptcy Law Section, which aligns and educates those with similar professional aspirations. We welcome the challenge and are grateful to the Bankruptcy Law Section and Greenberg Traurig for affording us this opportunity,” Eastlake and Lesser said in a joint statement.

According to their website, the goal of the Bankruptcy Law Section is to provide an opportunity for all practitioners of bankruptcy law licensed in Texas to meet and exchange information and ideas on a regular basis, including practitioners in both the consumer and business bankruptcy arenas, for those who represent creditors and debtors, and those who live in any geographic region.

Eastlake is a Shareholder in the firm’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. He focuses his practice primarily on the representation of debtors in possession, official and ad hoc committees, significant creditors and secured lenders in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases, Chapter 7 liquidations, out-of-court restructurings, and commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation matters. His representations have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, real estate, financial services, health care, telecommunication and cable.

Lesser is an Associate in the firm’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. He has represented corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and committees at all stages of corporate debt restructurings, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 sales and liquidations, and out-of-court workouts.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s internationally recognized Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice provides clients with deep insight and knowledge acquired over decades of advisory and litigation experience. The team has a broad and diverse range of experience developing creative and effective solutions to the highly complex issues that arise in connection with in- and out-of-court reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the firm’s vast resources and invaluable business network, the team helps companies navigate challenging times and address the full range of issues that can arise in the course of their own restructurings or dealings with other companies in distress.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With more than 130 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has 2200 lawyers in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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