Bankruptcy Law Leader Shares Expertise with University of Cincinnati Alma Mater
CINCINNATI, October 1, 2010 – The University of Cincinnati welcomes bankruptcy law leader and College of Law alumnus David G. Heiman as the next Kautz Alumni Master. During his October 5 and 6 visit to UC’s campus, Heiman will educate students about the critical role bankruptcy law plays in today’s economic environment.
“The recent economic downturn has triggered a wave of bankruptcies and business restructurings, leaving poorly performing companies to rely on experts like David Heiman to help them regain their footing,” said Lou Bilionis, Dean of UC’s College of Law. “We are excited to give our students the opportunity to learn from his extraordinary experience.”
For more than three decades, Heiman has built a reputation as a leader in the bankruptcy law field. He has played a key role in many of the largest chapter 11 and out-of-court business restructurings in recent memory, including Chrysler, Federated Department Stores, Burlington Industries and White Motor, among many others.
His industry expertise is demonstrated by his extensive client portfolio. In addition to representing those who face bankruptcy, Heiman has represented lenders in restructurings (i.e. Carmike Cinemas and Phar-Mor) as well as creditors (i.e. Home Place and Paragon Trade Brands).
He has also advised companies on the acquisition of distressed assets. Heiman founded the bankruptcy and restructuring practice at Jones Day in 1984. He is past chair of the
American College of Bankruptcy and a member of The American Law Institute. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
The Kautz Alumni Masters Forum takes advantage of the wealth of experience within UC’s alumni community, giving them an opportunity to return to campus and share their professional experiences with students. Alumni Masters are leaders in business and industry, in education and the arts, who have set new standards of accomplishment by which others measure themselves.
Hosted this fall by UC’s College of Law and co-hosted by UC’s College of Business, the Kautz Alumni Masters Forum is presented by the Alumni Masters Forum Deans Committee of the UC Council of Deans in cooperation with The University of Cincinnati Foundation. It is supported and sponsored by the generosity of James & Carol Kautz. For more information, please visit www.uc.edu/foundation.
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