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Jenner & Block Partner Robert D. Gordon will discuss the Puerto Rico restructuring crisis with reference to what happened in Detroit. Titled “Puerto Rico Restructuring Crisis as Compared to Detroit,” the roundtable discussion will include other leading bankruptcy practitioners. It will be held on November 29, 2017, in New York.
Mr. Gordon is serving as counsel to the Official Committee of Retirees in the restructuring proceedings for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, representing the interests of approximately 160,000 public-sector retirees, owed approximately $50 billion in connection with the funding of their accrued pensions. Before joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Gordon served as special restructuring counsel to the Detroit Retirement Systems in the City of Detroit’s landmark Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.
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