Katten bags Mayer Brown bankruptcy expert

New York-based Katten Muchin Rosenman has hired bankruptcy specialist Ken Noble from Mayer Brown.

Noble joined Katten yesterday after 15 years at Mayer Brown, where he was a partner.

Noble is a transactional lawyer and litigator who focuses on advising domestic and foreign banks and a range of other financial institutions on financial restructuring and bankruptcies.

“Katten has a terrific transactional platform that will allow me to cultivate and grow my bankruptcy and restructuring practice,” Noble said. “This was simply a terrific opportunity.”

Noble is particularly known for representing banks as the administrative agent in structured credit facilities in relation to bankruptcies. He played a key role advising the banks in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Adelphia, Spiegel Slater Steel and others.

Alongside Noble’s transactional experience, Katten’s new hire also has extensive litigation experience. Noble’s disputes practice is focused on the defense and resolution of lender liability actions, bankruptcy avoidance actions and related claims.

A Mayer Brown spokesman said: “Mayer Brown appreciates the contributions to the firm’s success that Ken Noble made during his time here, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”