November 30, 2021
Two Latham partners were honored in the annual Leaders in Law report by the Los Angeles Business Journal, which celebrates a select group of premier attorneys, firms, and in-house counsel professionals “who make a significant impact on the Los Angeles business community.” Jeff Bjork, Global Vice Chair of the Restructuring and Special Situations Practice, was named Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year Honoree. And Meghan Cocci, Global Co-Chair of the Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure Industry Group, was a Real Estate Attorney of the Year finalist.
In Bjork’s published profile, the Los Angeles Business Journal celebrated him as a leading restructuring lawyer. With more than 20 years in practice, Bjork represents debtors, creditors, sponsors, boards of directors, and investors in all aspects of restructuring distressed companies. The profile recognized Bjork’s diligent efforts helping clients navigate the new business challenges and crises brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a record year for the firm’s restructuring practice.
In Cocci’s published profile, the Los Angeles Business Journal praised her work leading a global effort to stabilize and protect the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic from navigating clients through financial restructurings and operational issues to guest and event policies and employment matters.