Dewey bankruptcy rainmaker Bienenstock defects to Proskauer Rose

Dewey & LeBoeuf bankruptcy star and board member Martin Bienenstock has jumped ship with a team of five partners to Proskauer Rose.

Martin Bienenstock
Martin Bienenstock

Bienenstock was one of the two remaining members of the office of the chairman along with Washington DC managing partner Charles Landgraf (10 May 2012).

Bienenstock, who joined Dewey from Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2007,  joins Proskaur with fellow partners Philip Abelson, Irena Goldstein, Timothy Karcher, Michael Kessler and Judy Liu.

In a statement, Proskauer chairman Joseph Leccese said: “We’ve admired and respected Martin and our other new partners for many years. They’re nationally known for innovative and extraordinary legal work and dedicated client service.

“Our partners felt an immediate personal and professional connection with each member of the group. We’re thrilled to have them join our other premier practices at a time of dynamic domestic and international growth for our firm.”

Bienenstock said: “We’re very excited to join a firm with the reputation for excellence that Proskauer enjoys. We look forward to joining with Jeff Marwil, Mark Thomas and our other new colleagues to form one of the nation’s elite groups in business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy.”