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Douglas Deutsch Joins Clifford Chance's Financial Restructuring Group

3 August 2016

Douglas Deutsch Joins Clifford Chance's Financial Restructuring Group

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that Douglas Deutsch has joined its Americas Financial Restructuring Group as a partner in New York. He is the second partner to join the firm this week after the former chief counsel to the chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Bob Rice, joined the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice on August 1.

Deutsch, who joins Clifford Chance from Chadbourne & Parke, has more than 18 years experience in a wide range of bankruptcy proceedings and restructurings, including representing creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors and indenture trustees. He also serves as vice president of Education for the American Bankruptcy Institute.

"Doug is an excellent fit for our practice, and someone whom Jennifer DeMarco and I hold in high regard," said Andrew Brozman, the head of the Americas Financial Restructuring Group. "He has the substantive skills and talent to service and grow relationships with his existing clients as well as those of the Firm.  We couldn't be more pleased to welcome him to our team."  Deutsch joins the group on the heels of the arrival of counsel Kristine Manoukian from Akin Gump.

Evan Cohen, regional managing partner of the Americas, said, "Doug shares our strong commitment to client service and supports our continued growth within this important practice."

"I am excited to join a firm with such a strong domestic and international bankruptcy practice, and to have the opportunity to work with a well known financial restructuring practice, especially with Andy and Jennifer, each of whom I know well," said Deutsch. "Clifford Chance shares my strong commitment to clients and provides me with an incredible global platform to grow my practice.  It's a great fit for me."

Deutsch is a regular contributor to industry publications and speaks frequently on bankruptcy law topics.  He earned his JD from St. John's University School of Law in 1996, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. Deutsch earned an LL.M. from St. John's University School of Law in 2001, and a BS from Drew University in 1991.