NEW YORK – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Kenneth E. Noble has joined the firm as Co-Chair of the firm’s New York Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice.  Prior to joining Katten, Mr. Noble was a partner in the New York office of Mayer Brown LLP.


Mr. Noble focuses his practice on representing domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions and lender groups in connection with complex, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy proceedings.  He is also experienced in the defense and resolution of lender liability actions, bankruptcy avoidance actions and related claims.  His notable representations include advising the administrative agent under a $2 billion syndicated credit facility in the Adelphia bankruptcy proceedings and representing the official unsecured committee in the Old UCG bankruptcy proceedings with $1.5 billion of outstanding public bonds.  Mr. Noble has also represented lenders in connection with numerous smaller syndications, as well as numerous “club” and single-lender loans, with borrowers and collateral located in the United States as well as numerous foreign jurisdictions.


Mr. Noble earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.


Katten’s nationally recognized Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice includes partners in New York, Chicago and Charlotte, with a full range of experience representing creditors and other interested parties in connection with complex, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy proceedings.  The firm’s lawyers have been at the center of efforts to resolve some of the country’s most complex and highly visible bankruptcy, reorganization and liquidation proceedings.  Katten represents clients in a wide variety of turnaround and distressed loan situations, including pre-bankruptcy consensual debt restructurings, workouts of troubled loans, bankruptcy reorganizations, liquidations, receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors.  The firm’s bankruptcy attorneys also counsel clients in structuring transactions with regards to bankruptcy considerations, provide advice regarding alternatives and strategies when dealing with financially troubled parties, represent lenders in providing debtor-in-possession and plan financing, and represent asset purchasers and investors in the acquisition of troubled companies or their assets.