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Keith J. Shapiro

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Keith J. Shapiro is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Practice, co-managing shareholder of the firm's Chicago office and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Shapiro appears worldwide in corporate bankruptcy matters and workouts representing troubled companies, financial institutions, creditors' committees, and hedge and private equity funds. He has played central roles in the bankruptcies of Conseco Finance Corp., United Airlines, DBSI, Inc., Tropicana Entertainment, LLC, Kmart Corporation, ICO Global Communications and many others.

Mr. Shapiro was Chairman of the Board and President of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of INSOL International, and Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee.

Mr. Shapiro assisted in drafting the healthcare bankruptcy provisions of the 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code, which were signed into law by President Bush on April 20, 2005. He also testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee of Administrative Oversight and the Courts, concerning the amendments.

A Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Mr. Shapiro is listed in Chambers & Partners USA Guide, Best Lawyers in America and Crain's Chicago Business' Who's Who in Law. Mr. Shapiro holds a law degree from Emory University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois.


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