DLA Piper has boosted its bankruptcy and reorganisation practice with the addition of Gregg Galardi, formerly a senior partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Galardi joins as a partner and co-chair of the group based in New York.
With more than 20 years of experience, Galardi has represented borrowers and debtors in sophisticated and high profile bankruptcies including serving as counsel for CIT Group in its chapter 11 case (the fifth-largest bankruptcy of all time); Sportsman’s Warehouse in its chapter 11 retail reorganisation case and Circuit City Stores in its chapter 11 cases.
“Gregg is an ideal addition to our talented restructuring team,” said Roger Meltzer, global chair of DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice. “His highly-regarded work on some of the most complex bankruptcy filings in recent years make him a tremendous asset to the firm and our clients, both here in the US and abroad.”
“I am thrilled to join DLA’s pre-eminent restructuring team, and I look forward to working together in continuing to build a practice that complements the firm’s global transactional footprint,” said Galardi.
Galardi is recognised as a leader in The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers.