Perkins Coie Dallas Partner John Penn Named Firmwide Chair of Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice


Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that John D. Penn has been named Firmwide Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice.

A partner in the firm, John represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, trustees and unsecured creditor committees in major and high-profile reorganizations and insolvency proceedings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and past president of the American Bankruptcy Institute. John is certified by both the American Board of Certification and Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Business Bankruptcy Law. He previously served as a Director of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation and as a member of the Executive Board of the Longhorn Council Boy Scouts of America where he serves as a member of the Council’s National Eagle Scout Association Committee.

“John is a nationally recognized and highly regarded bankruptcy lawyer among peers and his colleagues,” said John Devaney, Perkins Coie’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “Since joining the firm in 2013, John has built strong working relationships with his colleagues throughout the firm by collaborating on business development initiatives and regularly demonstrating his commitment to mentoring and diversity.”

Perkins Coie’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring group is a national, full-service bankruptcy and restructuring practice with experience representing virtually all constituencies in a distressed situation. Attorneys provide counsel for debtors, creditors and third parties in out-of-court negotiations as well as representation in state and federal court litigation across the country.  Perkins Coie has substantial bankruptcy experience, representing business debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, court-appointed trustees, indenture trustees and creditors’ committees. The firm also represents federally insured financial institutions, commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicers (CMBS), pension fund administrators, asset-based lenders, trade creditors and public debt holders.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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