NEW YORK (September 9, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Geoffrey T. Raicht has joined the Firm as partner in the Corporate Department based in New York. Mr. Raicht will be a member of the Firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group.
“Geoff is a significant addition to the Firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group,” commented Timothy Alvino, head of McDermott’s Corporate Department. “He adds breadth and depth to the restructuring and insolvency services we offer to our clients.”
“Geoff has extensive experience in international restructuring and insolvency matters. He has spent a significant amount of time in Europe and has in-depth knowledge of China’s recently adopted bankruptcy code. Geoff will contribute greatly to the growth of our international restructuring practice,” commented William P. Smith, a partner in Firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group.
In addition to his international experience, Mr. Raicht focuses his domestic practice on debtors’ and creditors’ rights. He has represented clients in various business sectors and industries including, producers of home products, automobile manufacturers, natural gas and electric power providers, financial institutions, parties to rights offerings, foreign representatives in Chapter 15 proceedings, and investment managers of hedge funds and structured investment vehicles.
Mr. Raicht earned his J.D. from City University of New York of Law at Queens College and his M.P.A and B.A. from New York University. He is a member of American Bankruptcy Institute; INSOL (Technical Research Committee); the New York City Bar Association; and a member of the Board of the New York University Alumni Association. Mr. Raicht was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffry H. Gallet, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to 1999.
McDermott Will & Emery has a globally integrated restructuring and insolvency practice group comprising more than 40 lawyers. This group employs the renowned experience and talents of our corporate, employee benefits and pensions, finance and banking, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax lawyers worldwide. Recognized by Chambers, PLC Cross-Border and IFLR1000, our team combines crucial skills necessary for a comprehensive analysis of all of the issues raised in any transaction or litigation in the distressed business marketplace.
McDermott counsels all of the stakeholders in restructuring and insolvency of troubled companies, including boards of directors, acquirers, investors, indenture trustees, credit enhancers, securities traders, lenders and the troubled companies themselves. The Firm acts in U.S. insolvencies under Chapters 9, 11 and 15 for debtors, committees, trustees and other constituencies. McDermott also advises receivers, administrators and other liquidators in formal and informal insolvency proceedings in Europe.