Top 100 Restructuring Professionals

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Exclusive published by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list features a respected, successful, and innovative group of 25 consultants, 25 investment bankers and 50 lawyers from the global restructuring and turnaround communities this year.

Highly competitive process begins with evaluating firms and any “Turnaround Atlas Awards” winning transactions closed during the 2022/23 year. Selection is then narrowed to a professional from the firm based on their experience, differentiated expertise, among additional attributes. Typically, only one professional is selected from the firm per year.

Join us in congratulating top performing professionals and the firm’s they represent!

Robert D. Gordon

Robert represents and provides strategic counsel to distressed companies, significant creditor constituencies and related parties in complex and high-stakes corporate and public-sector restructurings. He has led private-sector restructurings arising out of a broad range of industries, including energy, telecommunications, automotive/manufacturing, real estate, gaming and hospitality, retail and aviation. Among his clients are distressed companies, independent directors, creditors and retirees’ committees, pension systems, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed-asset investors, lessors, trustees and liquidating agents. Most recently, Robert and the team advised the Official Committee of Retirees in the restructuring proceedings for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Timothy Graulich

Tim has vast experience in U.S. and international restructurings, including in Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Curacao, England, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Mexico and Mongolia. He has represented public and private companies, agent banks and lenders, acquirers and hedge funds in connection with prepackaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, DIP and exit financings, bankruptcy litigation and Section 363 sales. Most recently, Tim represented Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V., a Turnaround Atlas Award winning transaction.

Lynn P. Harrison III

Lynn is regarded as a leading lawyer on international cross-border insolvencies, with more than 35 years of experience in workouts, reorganizations and liquidations on behalf of debtors, creditors, liquidators and trustees. Clients call him a “hardworking star individual” and describe him as “a very safe pair of hands.” The Legal 500 noted that he “combines keen intelligence and high technical knowledge with warm client-handling skills.” Lynn primarily advises clients on Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 15, and other ancillary proceedings, structured financings, distressed trades and acquisitions. Most recently, Lynn represented two Turnaround Atlas Awards winning transactions – the eight-year saga of China Fishery Group, and Alto Maipo Chapter 11 restructurings.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... I have a passion for what I do. The cross-border restructuring practice area has interested me since my early years of practicing law, and I have been fortunate to have worked on very high profile cases during my career. Most recently, I represented a German Foreign Representative who was a significant creditor in the Chapter 11 cases of China Fishery Group Limited (Cayman), et al., a restructuring which was recently highlighted by the 15th Turnaround Atlas Awards for Cross-Border Turnaround of the Year. Past examples include counseling the Italian Extraordinary Administrator of Parmalat S.p.A., a multinational dairy and food corporation, and its affiliates, in restructuring some of the company’s subsidiaries in the United States and Latin America. I also advised the foreign representative of Gruppo Covarra S.A. de C.V., in the first successful ancillary proceeding initiated by a “sindico” (a Mexican liquidator) in the United States since the enactment of Mexico's insolvency law, the Ley de Concurso Mercantiles. These examples are just some of the cases that have played a crucial role in igniting my passion for cross-border restructuring.

What do you most enjoy about your career... I enjoy meeting people in my practice area and exchanging innovative ideas to tackle the complex challenges faced by cross-border insolvency professionals in today's ever-evolving landscape.

Brendan Hayes

Brendan has worked with clients in a range of industries on distressed and non-distressed transactions. His experience includes in-court and out-of-court advisory assignments for companies and stakeholders, M&A engagements, leveraged loan and high yield transactions, as well as rescue, debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Notable recent transaction experience includes representing Mallinckrodt, Caesars, 21st Century Oncology, among others. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Brendan was with Millstein & Co, and before that, he was in the restructuring group at Lazard.

William H. Henrich

Bill has more than thirty-five years of experience, with over 400 engagements experience in turnaround and crisis management, loan workouts, bankruptcy consulting and performance improvement. He has also advised secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including developing plans of reorganization and providing bankruptcy forensic analysis to support litigation. Prior to Getzler Henrich, he served in Arthur Andersen’s corporate recovery services group, and in 1982 he started its New York bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Henrich is a CPA and received his B.B.A. from Baruch College, City University of New York, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Brent Herlihy

Brent joined PJT Partners’ from the predecessor Blackstone in 2013. He has advised companies, creditors and sponsors in restructurings, special situations, financings, mergers and acquisitions. He has worked across numerous industries including retail, industrials, power and energy, shipping and telecom. Prior to joining Blackstone, he worked as an investment banker at Lazard, providing M&A and corporate finance advice to consumer, food and retail clients. Recent notable transactions advised by Brent include LATAM Airlines and the Government of Puerto Rico.

Rebecca Jarvis

Rebecca advises creditors, (including banks and other financial investors and steering committees) insolvency office holders, and corporate debtors and their directors in all aspects of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency work. With a remarkable breadth of practice and extensive experience, Rebecca has acted on a wide range of workouts, business recoveries, stressed financings and administrations and liquidations.

M. Benjamin Jones

Ben is a recognized leader in the restructuring profession with more than 20 years of experience advising and participating in complex corporate reorganizations. He has been involved in all aspects of financial restructuring, serving as Chief Restructuring Officer or as an advisor to financially underperforming/distressed companies, lenders, creditors, corporate boards, and equity owners. He has advised clients in diverse businesses including healthcare, education, professional services, manufacturing, apparel, food processing, retail, and entertainment. Ben has also served in turnaround management positions including as President, CRO, and Chief Financial Officer on numerous occasions for both private and public companies. Prior to joining Ankura, Ben was a Senior Managing Director at CDG Group.

Mike Juniper

Mike has 15 years of experience in financial and operational analysis and improvement, turnaround and restructuring consulting, and interim management. He has served as an advisor to numerous companies through Chapter 11 proceedings and has also served as interim CFO and CRO of many engagements. He has extensive experience in the food processing, manufacturing, and consumer products industries. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a certified turnaround professional who is active in the restructuring community, serving previously as Dallas/Ft. Worth TMA president.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... At the risk of sounding cliché, I wouldn’t be here without the patience and support of my early mentors or my current partners and colleagues here at CR3 Partners. Being surrounded by remarkable and passionate people is what has helped me be successful.

What do you most enjoy about your career... Aside from the people I work with, learning about a new company and trying to help them solve their problems are what I enjoy most.

Vladimir Kasparov

Vlad specializes in managing complex financial and operational restructuring. Over the last 20 years, he has assisted clients, primarily in the Middle Market sector, in navigating periods of downturn, as well as providing interim management services and stepping into officer/director roles. Most recently, he spent nearly 12 years at Andrews Advisory Group where he advised leading financial institutions, including mezzanine lenders, hedge funds and private equity specifically involving companies that were experiencing various forms of distress. Vlad earned his MBA from the University of Southern Indiana where he also received his bachelor’s degree, majoring in finance and economics.