International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Janet M. Weiss has joined the Firm’s Finance & Restructuring Group in New York as a Partner.
Ms. Weiss has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate reorganization and debt restructuring matters. She has represented debtors, creditors, committees, secured lenders, debtor-in-possession financing lenders and acquirers in substantial Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. She also has significant experience in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation and out-of-court restructurings, including corporate restructurings, pre-negotiated and pre-packaged bankruptcies and bankruptcy aspects of asset-backed and mortgage-backed financings.
Ms. Weiss joins Dorsey from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she was a partner in the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. She was named as one of the elite bankruptcy lawyers in New York in the August 2010 edition of Avenue Magazine, as one of New York City’s top women lawyers in the October 2011 edition of Avenue Magazine and as one of the top ten lawyers for acquirers in bankruptcy acquisitions by The Deal’s Bankruptcy Insider. She is admitted to practice before the state court of New York, the federal courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Third and Fifth Circuits.
Ms. Weiss has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent speaker and writer on bankruptcy and financial restructuring law topics.
“We are very pleased that Janet has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Janet’s expertise and experience will complement Dorsey’s strong multi-office finance and restructuring practice and its Firm-wide banking industry focus. We continue to add talent strategically across the Dorsey platform to better serve our clients around the world.”
“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of finance, restructuring and banking lawyers,” noted Ms. Weiss. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”