Kenneth E. Noble, who has advised leading banks and other senior lenders in bankruptcy and restructuring matters for more than 25 years, has joined McGuireWoods’ Restructuring and Insolvency Department as a partner in New York as the firm continues its expansion of New York-based talent focused on meeting the needs of financial institutions.
Noble represents domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions, investment funds and other creditor groups in middle market and large cap out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy proceedings. He has experience in a wide range of industries, including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, gaming and telecommunications. Noble, who joins McGuireWoods from Holland & Knight, previously led Katten Muchin Rosenman’s New York insolvency and restructuring practice.
Noble earned a Turnaround Atlas Award from the Global M&A Network for representing the administrative agent under a $125 million credit facility in the prepackaged restructuring of online education company Penn Foster. He was a finalist for the Association of Corporate Growth’s Art of the Deal Award for his work representing the lender under a $750 million bilateral credit facility in the out-of-court restructuring of M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas.
“Ken is highly respected by restructuring officers at leading financial institutions for his track record advising banks and other senior creditors in complex bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings,” said Dion Hayes, chair of the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Department. “He strengthens our capabilities in a highly competitive market with increasing demand and we’re delighted to welcome him.”
“Ken bolsters our restructuring and insolvency practice in New York and complements the market-leading transactional and litigation services we provide to financial institutions,” said Noreen Kelly, managing partner of the firm’s New York office and chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Team. “Our clients will benefit from this key addition.”
Noble joins a McGuireWoods practice that includes 35 transactional lawyers and litigators with experience in some of the most significant restructurings and chapter 11 cases to occur in recent years. The firm was honored in three deal categories in the 2017 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, which recognize top distressed investment and restructuring deals and the firms that handled them.
“McGuireWoods is one of the first firms leading financial institutions turn to for their most complex and mission-critical legal needs,” Noble said. “I am excited for the opportunity to join such an accomplished and high-performing team, and I look forward to contributing to its continuing success.”