Restructuring Partner Robert Klyman Joins Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles

June 4, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Klyman is joining the firm as a partner.  Klyman joins the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  He will be based in the Los Angeles office and will spend substantial time in the New York office.  He was formerly a partner with Latham & Watkins.

“We are pleased to welcome Robert to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is a talented lawyer, and his experience handling large debtor cases, bankruptcy M&A matters and bankruptcy litigation makes him a strong addition to the firm’s reorganization practice in Los Angeles and nationally.”

“Robert is an excellent lawyer,” said Jeffrey Krause, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  “He has a very versatile skill set and a strong reputation in the market.  We are delighted to have him on the team.”

“I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Gibson Dunn,” Klyman said.  “Gibson Dunn’s collegial culture, entrepreneurial spirit, and strong litigation and corporate platforms will assist me in continuing to expand and build upon my practice.”

About Robert Klyman

Klyman focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation, representing debtors, acquirers, lenders, creditors and boards of directors.  He has extensive experience representing debtors in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructuring matters, including pre-packaged and pre-negotiated bankruptcy cases.  He has represented clients in litigating complex bankruptcy and commercial matters arising from chapter 11 cases, both at trial and on appeal.  He also regularly advises strategic and financial acquirers of assets and companies through the chapter 11 process, including with respect to strategic DIP financing and takeover-related litigation and in chapter 9 bankruptcy cases.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Klyman practiced at Latham & Watkins since 1989.  He graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Law School in 1989.