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Keith H. Wofford

Keith H. Wofford

Ropes & Gray LLP

New York, NY, USA


Keith Wofford, co-managing partner of the firm’s 300-lawyer New York office, focuses on bankruptcy and creditors' rights. Keith primarily acts on behalf of investment funds specializing in distressed debt, and potential acquirors of assets of distressed companies. He regularly represents ad hoc committees of secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases and in out-of-court workouts, and he also represents official committees in Chapter 11 cases.

Keith has been particularly active with respect to inter-creditor disputes, credit- bidding transactions and other acquisitions of company control through debt positions. In addition, he regularly represents clients in bankruptcy courts and other venues. Keith has represented a major energy trading concern with respect to the renegotiation or settlement of trading relationships (encompassing physical and financial trades) with several debtor counterparties (including Enron Corp., Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Mirant Corp. and others).

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Keith was a senior securitization analyst in the structured finance group at Moody's Corporation.

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
  • Legal 500 (2016)
  • Benchmark Litigation “Top 10 National Bankruptcy Practitioners” (2017)
  • Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star” (2017); “National Litigation Star” (2015-2017)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010-2016)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Education 

  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1993
  • AB, cum laude, Harvard College, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Keith H. Wofford is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Cross-Affiliate Setoff in Bankruptcy (November 18, 2015) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Third-Party Plan Releases and Plan Retention of Jurisdiction Provisions (November 18, 2015) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Industry Issues Continued - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Monday, February 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Industry Issues Continued - Industry Issues Continued, Monday, February 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Industry Issues Continued - Industry Issues Continued, Monday, February 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Industry Issues Continued - Industry Issues Continued, Monday, February 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Saturday, February 11, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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