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NEW YORK, NY– October 4, 2017 – Jenner & Block Partner Richard Levin has been named co-editor-in-chief of Collier on Bankruptcy. An author of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code, Mr. Levin is internationally recognized as one of the foremost restructuring, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights lawyers in complex bankruptcy litigation, transactional and special situations. With over 40 years in the practice, he has gained a reputation by leading or playing a major role in numerous precedent-setting domestic and cross-border insolvency proceedings.
More recently, Mr. Levin advised on the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy case, coordinating a broad effort that protected the DIA’s priceless collection from the city’s creditors, and negotiated the first and most favorable settlement of clawback claims in the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities SIPA proceeding. He currently is a member of the Jenner & Block team advising the Official Committee of Retired Employees of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in connection with the restructuring proceedings.
Mr. Levin first began his association with Collier on Bankruptcy in 1979 as a consulting editor and contributing author. He has served on the Collier on Bankruptcy Board of Editors since 1997. Mr. Levin, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice, joins Henry J. Sommer who has served as co-editor-in-chief since 2002.
The flagship bankruptcy treatise from LexisNexis® Matthew Bender®, Collier on Bankruptcy is written and edited by leading scholars, judges and practitioners, who bring an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise to the field. The editors and authors are not only building upon a 120-year-old legacy, but are creating a practical and timely resource that is tailored for today's busiest lawyers. The treatise is updated four times a year to reflect the evolving law. Since the enactment of the US Bankruptcy Code in 1978, Collier on Bankruptcy has been cited over 24,000 times by the courts. It was first cited by the US Supreme Court in 1905, and most recently in 2017.
Mr. Levin is a member and the former chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He was a consultant to the World Bank and the Central Bank of Brazil regarding Brazil’s 2005 bankruptcy legislation. Since 2002, he has served as a faculty member at the Federal Judicial Center’s Bankruptcy Judge Workshops, and he was a lecturer in law at Harvard Law School. He is a sought-after speaker and author on a wide range of bankruptcy issues.