(NEW YORK) Katten announced today that James V. Drew has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in its Insolvency and Restructuring practice.

"Jim is a highly skilled attorney who is respected by his clients for his practical advice and business-minded approach to addressing their most pressing insolvency and restructuring issues," said Steven J. Reisman, partner and head of the New York Insolvency and Restructuring practice. "He will be a tremendous asset to our team and we are thrilled to work with him again."

Drew has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in a wide variety of insolvency-related matters, across a variety of industries. His experience has focused in particular on "conflicts counsel," or independent director roles involving investigations or litigation of claims and causes of action on behalf of debtors, as well as representations of secured and unsecured creditors and indenture trustees, often as a member of an official committee of unsecured creditors. He has also handled matters as lead counsel on behalf of debtors, lenders and other financial creditors, equity holders, contract counterparties, asset purchasers, liquidators, and defendants in avoidance actions and other bankruptcy litigation.

Prior to joining Katten, Drew was a partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. He worked with Reisman at Curtis for more than a decade until Reisman moved to Katten in March 2018 along with partners Theresa A. Foudy, Cindi M. Giglio, Shaya Rochester and Evan S. Borenstein.