Keith Wofford is co-managing partner of Ropes and Gray LLP’s 300-lawyer New York office, focusing on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Keith primarily acts on behalf of investment funds specializing in distressed debt, and potential acquirors of assets of distressed companies. He regularly represents ad hoc committees of secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases and in out-of-court workouts, and he also represents official committees in Chapter 11 cases.
Keith has been particularly active with respect to inter-creditor disputes, credit-bidding transactions and other acquisitions of company control through debt positions. In addition, he regularly represents clients in bankruptcy courts and other venues. Keith has represented a major energy trading concern with respect to the renegotiation or settlement of trading relationships (encompassing physical and financial trades) with several debtor counterparties (including Enron).
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Keith was a senior securitization analyst in the structured finance group at Moody’s Corporation.
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