Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) recently welcomed Josefina Fernandez McEvoy as a partner in the firm's bankruptcy and insolvency practice. Ms. McEvoy comes to K&L Gates from Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP.
Ms. McEvoy advises debtors, creditors, equity holders, investors and municipalities in connection with domestic and cross-border Chapter 11 reorganizations, business bankruptcies, corporate restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy litigation.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Ms. McEvoy has focused much of her business development on multinational deals and bankruptcy cases. She also drafted the Business Reorganization and Liquidation Act of the Republic of Ecuador and has participated in the discussion and redaction of various legislative reform projects in the area of insolvency for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), The World Bank, and the countries of Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Canada. Ms. McEvoy is also a member of the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, vice chair of the secured creditors' subcommittee of the American Bar Association, and chair of international affairs for Brazil's Institute of Turnaround and Corporate Management.
K&L Gates recently welcomed partner Andrew Petersen to the firm's banking and finance group. Mr. Petersen focuses his practice on real estate financing, advising lenders on secured and structured domestic and international debt, including corporate restructuring.