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November/December 2019

Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J. Carey has joined Hogan Lovells’ Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice as a partner. Carey retired August 31 from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, where he earned a reputation as one of the nation’s top bankruptcy judges. Carey will play key roles in bankruptcy cases and restructuring across the U.S. and internationally with Hogan Lovells. He is a former chair and president of TMA Global, a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the ABI board, and a member of the International Insolvency Institute. Carey was a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2005 before being appointed to the District of Delaware, where he issued more than 200 written decisions from the bench, including important rulings on valuation, fiduciary duties, and other complex Chapter 11 confirmation issues.

Jerome Davis and Daniel O’Brien have joined FTI Consulting Inc. as managing directors in the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Both are based in New York. Davis brings more than 15 years of experience advising companies and providing interim management services. He advises companies, lenders, creditors, corporate boards, and equity holders, and has extensive experience in crisis management, interim management, financial restructuring, M&A, and valuation. O’Brien has more than 30 years of experience in business recovery and insolvency services, dispute consulting, litigation support, and strategic appraisal and policy advice. He provides restructuring services to corporate debtors, in addition to lenders, federal and municipal governments, secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders, and court-appointed officers in the U.S. and globally.

John DePledge has joined Bank Leumi USA as head of its New York-based asset-based lending (ABL) business. During his 30-year career in corporate finance, DePledge has developed and grown asset-based lending practices at major North American banks through various economic and market cycles. He most recently served as business head and national sales manager for Citibank’s asset-based lending unit. DePledge is president of the Secured Finance Network (SFN) and serves on the board of the Secured Finance Foundation. He previously served on the TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter’s board of directors.

Stacey Huddleston has joined Prestige Capital as sales director, Midwest. He has almost two decades of experience in the financial services sector, specifically in the commercial and industrial and asset-based lending spheres. In his new position, he oversees the firm’s Midwest region, specifically Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Huddleston is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Before joining Prestige Capital, he was the senior finance relationship manager at C2FO, a global fintech company.

Mark Levy has joined Hilco Redevelopment Partners’ real estate redevelopment team as executive vice president – industrial acquisitions. He is responsible for expanding the acquisition team and strategy, with a focus on continuing to source and complete industrial redevelopment transactions throughout North America within Hilco’s real estate redevelopment operating company. Levy has a 28-year track record and has delivered and managed more 40 million square feet of acquired real estate, totaling $2.5 billion in assets under management and spanning more than 5,000 acres. Most recently, Levy served as executive managing director at JLL and a member of the firm’s regional executive leadership team.

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