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Hogan Lovells hires former Delaware Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Carey

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Global law firm Hogan Lovells has hired former Delaware Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Carey as a partner in its Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Philadelphia starting Oct. 1. He officially retired from the court on Aug. 31.

“Judge Carey’s superlative reputation is well-earned. In his more than 18 years on the bench, he presided over some of the largest and most significant Chapter 11 cases,” said Chris Donoho, global head of the business restructuring and insolvency practice, in a statement announcing the hiring. “He is a great resource for companies and creditors, and we expect that he will play key roles — as examiner or fiduciary — in bankruptcy cases and restructurings across the U.S. and internationally. He also has the cross-border experience needed to be a facilitator in multinational proceedings.”

Judge Carey had previously served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2005, before being appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. He issued more than 200 written decisions from the bench in Delaware, including important rulings on valuation, fiduciary duties, and other complex Chapter 11 confirmation issues.

“Hogan Lovells has an outstanding group of bankruptcy lawyers, many of whom have appeared before me, and have served alongside me in industry leadership positions,” Carey said in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with this exceptional group. The firm’s global platform aligns well with my strong interest in cross-border as well as domestic work.”

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