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March 4, 2011
Curtis Adds Michael A. Cohen as Partner to Enhance Restructuring and Insolvency Practice

New York, March 4, 2011 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that Michael A. Cohen has joined the international law firm as a partner in its Restructuring and Insolvency practice group. He will be based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Cohen comes to Curtis from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner in the Restructuring group and focused primarily on Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings.

“Michael is a welcome addition to the Restructuring and Insolvency Group and complements the practice through his many years of experience working on some of the largest and most complicated restructurings and insolvency matters,” said Steven J. Reisman, co-Chair of the Restructuring and Insolvency Group at Curtis. “Michael’s skills and breadth of experience will immediately be ‘value-added’ to Curtis and its clients. Michael’s move to Curtis will surely add to our continued success as a leader in the restructuring and insolvency community.”

"I am extremely excited about joining Curtis and the broad range of opportunities it presents," said Mr. Cohen. "I am very much looking forward to contributing my skills and commitment to client service to the continued success and growth of the Curtis Restructuring and Insolvency practice."

Mr. Cohen has extensive experience representing and advising debtors and creditors in all facets of the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy process. Over the past several years, Mr. Cohen played an important role in representing the debtors in some of the largest and most complex chapter 11 cases, including NRG Energy, Inc., Cornerstone Propane, L.P., Solutia Inc., Wellman, Inc. and Tronox Incorporated. In addition, Mr. Cohen has advised parties in connection with investments in distressed debt, the acquisition of distressed assets and in their capacity as major creditors in chapter 11 cases and out of court workouts.

Mr. Cohen earned his J.D. at Tulane University School of Law and his B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of legal services to clients around the world. Curtis operates through its offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia. The firm’s international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for nearly two centuries. Curtis represents clients across industry sectors, including multinational corporations and financial institutions, governments and state-owned companies, money managers, sovereign wealth funds, family-owned businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information about Curtis, please visit
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