Firm named by Turnarounds & Workouts on 13 matters selected among the most notable work of 2021.
Jeff Bjork, Global Vice Chair of the Restructuring and Special Situations Practice, represents public and private companies, creditors, and investors in all aspects of restructuring. Widely recognized as a leading restructuring lawyer in the United States, Mr. Bjork is a fellow in the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy, and was named one of the Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers for 2020 by Turnarounds & Workouts.
With more than 20 years in practice, Mr. Bjork represents debtors, creditors, sponsors, boards of directors, and investors in all aspects of restructuring distressed companies. He regularly advises companies on successful strategies to address mass tort and legacy liabilities, including asbestos, environmental, and product related liabilities, and has represented clients in numerous mass tort bankruptcies.
Accolades and Recognition
Chambers USA recommends Mr. Bjork for Bankruptcy/Restructuring Nationwide and in California, noting that his “experience in matters involving any and all industries enables him to quickly assess and understand a situation, and to provide the legal advice that best positions his clients for maximum recovery and success.” He excels “at representing debtors and creditors” and that “one of his outstanding attributes is his creativity.” Commentators have observed that he is “very creative and very helpful to have involved in negotiating a business deal, M&A transaction or settlement,” while others have noted that he is “thoroughly knowledgeable, detail-oriented, client-focused, practical and fearless in representation.”
Mr. Bjork has been named as a leading restructuring lawyer by IFLR1000 (Highly Regarded, Restructuring and Insolvency), The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2020 and 2022, The Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy/Insolvency), The International Who’s Who for Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers, The Legal 500 (Municipal Bankruptcy), among others. He has also been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders in Law Awards as the Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year Honoree for 2021.
Mr. Bjork is a member of the Pepperdine University Board. He is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and writer on restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency topics.