July 15, 2008

Marc B. Hankin, a bankruptcy lawyer with wide experience representing debtors, secured creditors, lenders, creditors' committees, and other parties in corporate reorganizations, joined Jenner & Block on July 14 as a partner in its New York office. Heather D. McArn, also a highly experienced bankruptcy lawyer, is joining the firm as special counsel on August 4.

“The addition of Marc and Heather to our New York office will add significant experience to our growing Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice,” said Susan C. Levy, Managing Partner of Jenner & Block.

Mr. Hankin had been counsel in the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of Shearman & Sterling in New York City. He had worked at that firm since joining as an associate in 1994. Between 1992 and 1994, he was a law clerk for Chief Judge Burton R. Lifland of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Among his clients have been Spiegel and Eddie Bauer in their Chapter 11 cases; Citigroup in connection with Dana Corporation’s Chapter 11 case; and HSBC Bank USA in connection with many subprime mortgage originators.

“I am delighted to join Jenner & Block and help further build its world-class bankruptcy practice,” Mr. Hankin said.

Mr. Hankin received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1992 and his bachelor’s degree from Yale College in 1989.

Ms. McArn just completed a clerkship for Judge Arthur J. Gonzalez in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a court advocate for victims of domestic violence in Birmingham, Ala. Before that, Ms. McArn was an associate for several years in the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. Between 1994 and 1996, she was a law clerk to Chief Judge Lifland in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Ms. McArn received her J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School in 1992. She received a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University in 1988 and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University in 1986.

Mr. Hankin and Ms. McArn are the second and third bankruptcy lawyers to move to Jenner & Block this year. On January 1, 2008, Patrick J. Trostle joined the Firm as a New York partner.