Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey E. Bjork will join the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice within the Finance Department. In his practice, Bjork represents debtors and creditors in all aspects of restructurings across industries, and he has notable experience in major municipal restructurings. Bjork joins Latham & Watkins from Sidley Austin in Los Angeles where he was a partner.
Jeffrey Greenberg, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, said: “Jeff is a widely recognized and admired leader in bankruptcy law, and we’re excited to have him drive our practice forward here at Latham. His ability to find creative yet practical solutions to complex restructuring challenges will be of tremendous value to our clients.”
“Jeff has a multi-faceted practice and is known as a sophisticated national insolvency player. He possesses the experience, skill set, and collaborative character that clients seek when they turn to Latham’s top-notch practice,” said Los Angeles partner Peter Gilhuly, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice. “I’ve seen Jeff described as ‘fearless’ in his representation of clients, which is an apt description of the drive and knowledge he brings to the task at hand.”
Scott Gottdiener, Global Chair of Latham’s Finance Department added: “Jeff’s arrival on the West Coast will complement our growing national and global bankruptcy practice, and signals our continued commitment to helping clients through what may be some of their toughest business decisions.”
Bjork said: “Latham has a global, integrated platform that can support the type of complex and cross-border matters I am increasingly seeing in my practice and in the market. I am thrilled to join such a talented and well-regarded group of colleagues and a platform that will offer me the opportunity to represent companies, creditors, and other major stakeholders. I am delighted for the opportunity to build the practice further to meet our clients’ complex needs.”
Bjork has received accolades as a leading practitioner from an array of publications covering the profession, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, The Best Lawyers in America, and Turnaround & Workouts. He earned his BA from Pepperdine University in 1995 and his JD from Emory University in 1998. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. James Massey in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, prior to embarking on a career in private practice.