D J Baker has joined the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP as the global co-chair of the firm’s insolvency practice group.
He arrives from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP. Baker brings over 30 years of practice representing companies in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court proceedings. He has handled many high-profile debtor representations and has also advised financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.
Commenting on his new firm, Baker notes "Latham & Watkins enjoys a stellar reputation on both sides of the Atlantic for its track record and approach. Bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings are oftentimes a ‘contact' practice area, and you get to know firms very well from across the table. Latham is among the very best practices globally, and the team is well placed to advise companies, private equity sponsors, lenders and creditors' committees during these challenging business times."
He is featured in The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers.