Jeffrey D. Pawlitz has joined law firm King & Spalding as a partner in the financial restructuring group. Mr. Pawlitz, who most recently worked with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, will be based in New York. He has advised managers and directors in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He has also advised private-equity firms and hedge funds. Mr. Pawlitz has worked on well-known chapter 11 cases including Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Dolan Co. and Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp.
Jessica Peterson McKinlay has joined law firm Dorsey & Whitney and will be of counsel in the financial restructuring group. She has represented debtors, creditors, trustees and others in bankruptcy court and related litigation. Most recently, she was a shareholder in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group at law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar.
Kristen D. Romano and Jonathan E. Samon have joined law firm McGlinchey Stafford’s commercial litigation group in New York City. Ms. Romano, an associate, has experience in complex bankruptcies and litigation and has advised bankruptcy and other entities, and she has worked on chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases. Mr. Samon will be of counsel. He represents financial institutions in consumer finance and real-estate litigation in bankruptcy court. He also has experience in white collar criminal defense litigation and securities litigation.
Compiled by Melanie Cohen