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Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Schlitz: Sometimes you get lucky and fall where you’re supposed to land. That’s what happened to me. My first favorite law school class was commercial transactions. I liked the business component to it. Right around that same time, I...
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Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Rogers: When we graduate from law school in Canada, we do a form of legal apprenticeship known as articling. When you article at a large firm like Blakes, you do rotations in different practice areas. My former colleague and good friend...
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Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Brody: I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in accounting and immediately joined the audit department of a large accounting firm. At that point, I was fascinated with the various economic and operational issues faced...
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Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround and restructuring work? Bucci: It was part timing and part initiative and flexibility. I began my career at what was then the Banking & Finance Department of Brown Rudnick in September of 1999. There were almost two years of robust, front-end, healthy...
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Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Richman: I always had some familiarity with the turnaround industry. My father is an attorney, but I wasn’t necessarily interested in the turnaround and restructuring world for my career. I studied political science and psychology, and...
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Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Magee: It certainly wasn’t something I thought about coming out of the business school at the University of Virginia in 1983. I wanted to be a city office banker in Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, or Atlanta. First Union offered me a job...
©2021 Addison Geary Photography, www.addisongeary.com
Q: Turnaround and restructuring professionals usually work boots on the ground. How has the pandemic and the resulting virtual environment affected your work? Berret: Everyone involved, from the courts to the professionals to the DOJ, has risen to the occasion and found ways to keep cases moving in...
John R. Rizzardi photographed by ©2021 Jason Sinn Photography,  www.jasonsinnphotography.com
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? Rizzardi: It was not by design. I began to practice law in 1979. In 1982, I was working at a four-lawyer firm in Auburn, a small town south of Seattle. The town’s senior lawyers regularly gathered for cocktails, and one night they learned...
Kathleen Aiello | ©2020 Drew Noel Photography, drewnoeldesigns.com
How did you gravitate into turnaround and restructuring work? Aiello: Before I became I lawyer, I worked for a Big Four accounting firm, and I developed a financial services background from that. I did a lot of corporate investigations and fraud investigations, anti-money laundering reviews, anti-...
Tina L. Hughes, CTP | Photographed by Albert Yau, albert@secondprintproductions.com
Q: How did you gravitate into turnaround/restructuring work? HUGHES: When I was a field examiner at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, I found that I enjoyed performing the collateral reviews for the asset-based lending and workout divisions of the bank. The general lending...