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Restructuring Partner Joins Thompson & Knight in New York

By on October 4, 2017 in Announcements, Bankruptcy

Patrick J. Trostle has joined has Thompson & Knight LLP as a partner in its New York office in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group.

“With 25 years of experience, Patrick will add immediate depth to our nationally recognized Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. He will spearhead our distressed investing practice in New York City,” said David M. Bennett, the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Leader. “Patrick’s leadership skills and experience will complement our existing New York presence and position us to better service our clients. We simply are delighted to have him on our team.”

Trostle focuses his practice on complex restructuring and Chapter 11 reorganizations, including litigation related to troubled or insolvent businesses.

In a release, the firm said:

He has extensive experience in cross-border restructurings and in the evaluation and acquisition of distressed debt, assets, and businesses. He has represented a number of the world’s largest hedge funds in a variety of matters, including disputes involving mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, and other structured products. He has been involved in a number of landmark bankruptcy cases, including as appellate counsel in multiple cases before the United States Supreme Court. Notably, Mr. Trostle served as a team leader in the representation of the court-appointed examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case, and as co-debtor’s counsel in the General Motors Chapter 11 case regarding the sale of its assets to a newly formed entity sponsored by the United States Treasury.

Recognized for his legal work, Mr. Trostle has been selected for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2010-2017) and The Legal 500 U.S. by Legalease (2013). Mr. Trostle is the Former Vice Chairman of the Business Bankruptcy Trust Indenture Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and a member of the Advisory Board of the Commercial Law Centre for Harris Manchester College – University of Oxford. He was recently appointed Chair of the Advisory Board for the Institute of Transnational Commercial Law at Queen Mary University of London. He often speaks on issues related to insolvency, restructuring, and bankruptcy.

Mr. Trostle has received several awards for his pro bono representation of a United States charity operating in Rwanda, a project that created the largest grid-connected solar field in east Africa. The National Law Journal recognized his efforts on its “Pro Bono Hot List.” His work was also honored by American Lawyer with its Global Legal Award for Citizenship and by the Financial Times in its North American Innovative Lawyers report as a “standout” – the publication’s highest rating.

Mr. Trostle received a J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1992 and a B.A., with highest honors, from Trinity College in 1989. He also attended the University of Oxford, and he served as a law clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he was a partner at an international law firm in New York and served as Chair of its New York Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice. Mr. Trostle is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.


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