We are proud to introduce the Lawdragon Global Restructuring Advisors & Consultants Guide. This guide is chiefly comprised of non-lawyers (chiefly accountants); litigation finance professionals who specialize in insolvency; and lawyers working in accounting or consulting firms in a business and legal capacity.

As we researched the global field of experts providing legal guidance in cross-border as well as more traditional bankruptcy matters, the expansive backgrounds of those called on to rescue companies or salvage assets was striking. So were the number of legal professionals playing key roles not in law firms, but at Ernst & Young, FTI, and other like organizations.

One facet that surprised us most was the powerful role litigation finance is playing in insolvencies and restructurings – a trend that will certainly have its moment in these difficult times.

The individuals featured here were selected through journalistic research, vetting by their peers, and nominations.

Name Organization Location
Francisco Garcimartin Alfarez University Autonomo of Madrid Madrid, Spain
Stephen Akers Therium London
Simon Appell AlixPartners London, UK
Douglas Arner University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Christine Azar Burford Capital New York
Margherita Bianchini Assonime Rome, Italy
Jill Bienstock PricewaterhouseCoopers New York
Alan Bloom Ernst & Young London, UK
Hélène Bourbouloux FHB Paris, France
Clive Bowman Omni Bridgeway Sydney, Australia
Leif Clark The Claro Group Houston
Steven Cooklin Manolete Partners London, UK
Steven Cousins Cousins Allied Strategic Advisors St. Louis
Patrick Cowley KPMG Hong Kong
Lisa Donahue AlixPartners New York
Lee Drucker Lake Whillans New York
Judith Elkin Pachulski Stang New York
G. Larry Engel Nevada City, Calif.
Ken Epstein Omni Bridgeway New York
Richard Favier Favier Essex, UK
Eleanor Fisher Ernst & Young Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Robin Ganguly Burford Capital London, UK
Ted Gavin Gavin Solmonese Wilmington, Del.
Oliver Gayner Omni Bridgeway Sydney, Australia
Ann Gittleman Duff & Phelps New York
Tom Glasgow Omni Bridgeway Singapore
Jay Goffman Rothschild & Company New York
Irwin Gold Houlihan Lokey Los Angeles
Ronald Greenspan FTI Consulting Los Angeles
Matthias Haentjens University of Leiden Leiden, The Netherlands
Mena Halton Manolete Partners London, UK
William Henrich Getzler Henrich New York
Soneet Kapila Kapila Mukamal London, UK
Michael Katzenstein FTI New York
Jim Kearney Lake Whillans New York
Deborah Kirschbaum Fundo Garantidor São Paulo, Brazil
Marc Kirschner Goldin Associates New York
Peter Kravitz Province Las Vegas
Kenneth Krys Krys Global Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Regina Lee AlixPartners Houston
Richard Levine Sassoon & Cymrot Boston
Christopher Mallon Lazard London, UK
Osana Mendonca KPMG São Paulo, Brazil
Randall Newsome JAMS San Francisco
Garrett Ordower Lake Whillans New York
Lloyd Palans Palans Consulting St. Louis
Jim Peko Grant Thornton New York
William Perlstein FTI Consulting Washington, D.C.
Daniela Raz Omni Bridgeway New York
David Resnick Wood Lily Advisors New York
Lewis Rosenbloom Rosenbloom Advisors Chicago
Adolfo Rouillon Independent Consultant Rosario, Argentina
Andrew Saker Omni Bridgeway Perth, Australia
Jingxia (Josie) Shi China University of International Business & Economics Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Emily Slater Burford Capital New York
Stephen Spencer Houlihan Lokey Minneapolis
Steve Spitzer AlixPartners New York
Lorenzo Stanghellini Studio Legale Associato Stanghellini Florence, Italy
Tania Sulan Omni Bridgeway Adelaide, Australia
Ignacio Tirado UNIDROIT Rome, Italu
Raymond van Hulst Omni Bridgeway Geneva, Switzerland
J. Scott Victor SSG Capital Advisors West Conshohocken, Pa.
Peter Walton University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, UK
Wieger Wielinga Omni Bridgeway Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Clifford Zucker FTI Consulting New York