In addition to his role in the firm's restructuring and finance practice department, Mr Novikoff has chaired and taught numerous continuing legal education and professional programmes on a broad spectrum of financial, creditors' rights and bankruptcy-related topics, including Chapter 11 plans and disclosure statements, valuation of companies in Chapter 11, bankruptcy-remote vehicles, special protections for financial market transactions in bankruptcy, structuring of loans and other credit transactions, lender liability, and pension claims in bankruptcy. He is a co-author of Collier on Bankruptcy, and an author of numerous published articles and outlines on bankruptcy-related topics.
Mr Novikoff is a member of the Law Review of Columbia University Law School, former chair of the committee on bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, co-chair of the capital markets committee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the steering committee of the board of visitors of Columbia Law School.
Recent representations include the United States Treasury in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rescues and major creditors of Lehman Brothers, MF Global, Thornburg Mortgage, Collins & Aikman, American Home Mortgage, KKR Atlantic and Pacific, Northwest Airlines, Blockbuster, Meridian Automotive, HealthSouth, 360networks, Independent Wireless One, Looking Glass Networks, National Century Financial Enterprises, Axon, Victoria Finance, Ottimo, American Business Financial Services, and Navigator Gas.
Mr Novikoff received his Bachelor's degree with distinction from Cornell University. He received his juris doctor from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the board of editors of the Columbia Law Review.
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