Schulte Roth & Zabel announces the addition of Kristine Manoukian as a partner in the Business Reorganization Group, resident in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Manoukian joins the firm from Clifford Chance, where she was a partner in the financial restructuring group.
Specializing in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, Ms. Manoukian represents informal and official committees of creditors, as well as debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, agents, acquirers, insolvency officeholders and other entities on a range of domestic and cross-border restructuring and other matters. Her notable recent representations include a syndicate of major international bank lenders in the Chapter 11 cases of a deepwater drilling company and its affiliates, and an ad hoc group of bondholders and new money lenders in connection with the multibillion-dollar global restructuring of a multinational corporation.
“We are delighted to have Kristine join our team. She brings significant experience from her work on financial restructurings covering an array of industries that have been impacted by insolvencies in recent years,” commented Adam C. Harris, chair of SRZ’s Business Reorganization Group. “Kristine’s capabilities enhance our already strong restructuring practice. We are pleased to welcome her to the firm,” said Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.
SRZ’s Business Reorganization Group has a leading practice representing key players in some of the most significant bankruptcy and restructuring deals in the industry. Lawyers in the group provide critical counsel to domestic, foreign and international secured creditors, unsecured creditors, ad hoc groups, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, equity holders, plan sponsors and others in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts, and they regularly advise on acquisitions and divestitures of troubled companies and their assets. The firm also counsels clients on litigation finance opportunities and how the bankruptcy overlay impacts this particularized form of litigation finance.
“Schulte’s extensive restructuring capabilities are well-known and highly regarded in the industry, as are the lawyers in the firm’s Business Reorganization Group. I am thrilled to be joining this premier law firm and preeminent restructuring practice. I could not ask for a stronger platform to grow my practice,” said Ms. Manoukian, who was selected as a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers.
Ms. Manoukian holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.A. from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.