Jenner & Block

“Public Pensions in Puerto Rico’s Landmark Restructuring,” Opal Group Public Funds Summit East

On July 23, 2019, Partner Robert D. Gordon will speak at the Opal Group Public Funds Summit East in Newport, Rhode Island.  Drawing from his experience serving as counsel to the Official Committee of Retirees in the restructuring proceedings for Puerto Rico, Mr. Gordon will discuss key developments in the Commonwealth’s restructuring relative to the interests of the 167,000 public-sector retirees represented by the Committee.  Mr. Gordon’s session begins at 12:00 pm ET on the second day of the three-day conference.

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, and other parties-in-interest in complex and high-stakes corporate and public-sector restructurings.   As counsel to Puerto Rico’s Official Committee of Retirees, he represents the interests of the public-sector retirees who are owed approximately $58 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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