Epiq Systems Appoints Bankruptcy Law Veteran Deirdre McGuinness as Managing Director

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:45

Kansas City, KS (January 14, 2016) — Epiq Systems (NASDAQ: EPIQ), a leading global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, today announced the appointment of Deirdre McGuinness as managing director. A 28-year veteran of legal services, Ms. McGuinness will focus on enterprise-wide initiatives to strengthen and expand Epiq’s law firm and corporate client relationships.

“Our services are differentiated by our ability to help clients navigate complicated legal processes. Deirdre’s deep understanding of issues that affect the legal community and highly esteemed expertise will be instrumental in advancing our goal to be the preferred strategic partner for complex legal matters for Epiq clients across the globe,” said Brad D. Scott, president and chief operating officer.

Ms. McGuinness joins Epiq from Kurtzman Carson Consultants, LLP (KCC) where she served as managing director of corporate restructuring services. Prior to KCC, she was managing director for Wells Fargo Capital Finance in New York, focusing on distressed lending with expertise in providing financing solutions for companies facing challenges. She served as a United States Trustee for Region 2 and oversaw the administration of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 restructurings, including Delphi Corporation, Delta Airlines, Dana Corporation, Northwest Airlines, Refco Inc., Calpine Corporation, and St. Vincent Medical Center.

An active member in industry organizations, Ms. McGuinness currently serves on the strategic planning committees for the Southern and Eastern District of New York Bankruptcy Courts. She served as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s bankruptcy and corporate reorganization committee from 2008-2011. From 1988 to 1999, she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut representing federal agencies in the bankruptcy court and prosecuting bankruptcy crimes.  After leaving the Department of Justice, she joined CIT Group as a managing director and senior restructuring advisor for corporate finance where she acted as strategic advisor to the industry business units on all areas and opportunities in restructuring.

Ms. McGuinness received her Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from New York University. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut, and is also an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University, LLM Program.

About Epiq Systems
Epiq (NASDAQ: EPIQ) is a leading global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, including electronic discovery, bankruptcy, and class action and mass tort administration. Our innovative solutions are designed to streamline the administration of litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Epiq’s subject-matter experts bring clarity to complexity, create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to our clients around the world. For more information, visit us at www.epiqsystems.com.