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Harold S. Novikoff

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Harold S. Novikoff focuses on creditors' rights, bankruptcy, debt restructurings and financial market transactions, and is Chair of the Restructuring and Finance Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Novikoff has more than 37 years of professional experience in repre-senting the principal creditors in major Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court debt restructurings; purchasers of financially distressed companies; and dealers and other market participants in connection with derivatives, repurchase agreements and other financial market transactions.

Mr. Novikoff has chaired and taught numerous continuing legal education and professional pro-grams on a broad spectrum of financial, creditors' rights and bankruptcy-related topics. He is a co-author of Collier on Bankruptcy, and an author of numerous published articles and outlines on bankruptcy-related topics.

Mr. Novikoff is a former chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, co-chair of the Capital Markets Committee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a Commissioner of the ABI Commission to Study Chapter 11 Reform, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School.

Recent representations include the United States Treasury in the rescues of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, JPMorgan (the largest secured creditor) in the Lehman Brothers and MF Global bankruptcies, and major creditors of Collins & Aikman, KKR Atlantic and Pacific, Axon Financial, Victoria Finance, Northwest Airlines, HealthSouth, 360networks, Thornburg Mortgage, American Home Mortgage, GMAC Mortgage, Independent Wireless One, Looking Glass Networks, National Century Financial Enterprises, American Business Financial Services and Navigator Gas.

Mr. Novikoff received his bachelor's degree with Distinction from Cornell University. He received his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.

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