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Patrick J. Trostle has joined Jenner & Block as a partner in the Firm’s New York office. Previously a partner in a major international law firm, Mr. Trostle brings with him more than 14 years’ experience in high-profile workout and restructuring matters, primarily representing institutional parties in complex chapter 11 reorganizations and international insolvency cases.
“Patrick’s depth and experience dealing with bankruptcy matters will be a tremendous asset to the Firm and to our clients,” said Daniel R. Murray, Chair of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization practice. “We are delighted that he is joining our growing practice.”
Mr. Trostle has represented creditors and debtors in complex restructurings both in and out of court. He has served as counsel to numerous secured creditors, including the DIP lenders in the Levitz and Heating Oil Partners chapter 11 cases and the prepetition lenders in the Tweeter and Enesco chapter 11s. Mr. Trostle has also represented official unsecured creditors’ committees, including those in the NRG Energy and Loewen chapter 11 cases. He has represented numerous ad hoc creditors’ committees, including bondholders in the Cenargo and Teleglobe cross-border cases and aircraft creditors in the Northwest Airlines and Atlas Air chapter 11 cases. Among Mr. Trostle’s debtor representations are NII Holdings in its chapter 11 case and Comdisco as special foreign counsel in its chapter 11. Mr. Trostle was appellate counsel in several bankruptcy-related cases before the United States Supreme Court, including NextWave and Hen House, and he was a member of the appellate team that represented E. Pierce Marshall in the Anna Nicole Smith bankruptcy case.
Mr. Trostle was most recently a partner at Bingham McCutchen. He was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and he served as a law clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Trostle earned his law degree from Vermont Law School in 1992 and his B.A. with honors from Trinity College in 1989. He also attended the University of Oxford.