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On January 8, 2018, Jenner & Block Partner Robert D. Gordon will speak at the Opal Group Public Funds Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Drawing from his experience serving as counsel to the Official Committee of Retirees in the restructuring proceedings for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Mr. Gordon will discuss the case from the pensioners’ perspective, as well as touch upon the public-sector financial distress in certain other jurisdictions. Mr. Gordon’s session begins at 2:00 pm Mountain Time and will take place during the first day of the three-day program.
Mr. Gordon is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice. He represents and provides strategic counsel to distressed companies, significant creditor constituencies, as well as other parties-in-interest in complex and high-stakes corporate and public-sector restructurings. Of particular note relative to this conference, 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.