Mr. Baker is cited as "tremendously respected for his 'extraordinary talent, sophistication and collaboration'" and that his "style in getting people on the same page is exceptional."

 

Chambers Global 2013

D.J. (Jan) Baker

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
 
 

Jan Baker is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Baker is a member of the Finance Department and Global Co-chair of the firm’s Insolvency Practice. Mr. Baker represents companies, lenders, committees, acquirors and other parties in connection with restructuring matters. He also regularly advises boards of directors of public and private companies on matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duty.

Mr. Baker is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and currently serves as its Chairman. He frequently lectures and writes on issues involving corporate reorganization and restructuring.

Named a “key individual” by Chambers USA 2013, Mr. Baker is praised for his constructive and pragmatic approach to matters. He is described as “a terrific attorney and a great man.” He was also recently named one of the “Most Admired Attorneys” by Bankruptcy Law360 and was recognized by The International Who’s Who as “most highly regarded” in the Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2011 category. Mr. Baker  is recognized as a leading corporate restructuring attorney by legal guides and directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Euromoney, Legal Media Group, Turnarounds and Workouts and K&A Restructuring Register  and is a member of the International Insolvency Institute.

 

Mr. Baker has represented numerous companies in either out-of-court restructurings or Chapter 11 cases including:

  • A123 Systems
  • American Pad & Paper Company
  • Archstone
  • Boston Generating
  • CIRCLE K Company
  • The Delaco Company
  • Diamond M
  • DRECO Energy Services
  • FiberMark, Inc.
  • FoxMeyer Drug Company
  • GenTek, Inc.
  • Global Marine Inc.
  • Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
  • Kaneb, Inc.
  • MCorp.
  • MicroAge, Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • RCN Corporation
  • RHI Entertainment, LLC
  • Safety Kleen Systems, Inc.
  • Spectrum Brands
  • Sterling Chemicals, Inc.
  • The Stroh Brewery Company 
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
 
  • Bar Qualification
    • District of Columbia
    • New York
    Education
    • JD, University of Houston Law Center, 1973
      magna cum laude; Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review
    • AB, Harvard University, 1966
      cum laude
  • Practices