Matthew Roose, One of New York’s Top Young Restructuring Lawyers, Joins Ropes & Gray
Law360 recently recognized Mr. Roose as one of the five best restructuring attorneys under 40
Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Matthew Roose has joined the firm’s 350-lawyer New York office as a partner in the business restructuring practice.
Mr. Roose focuses his practice on representing creditors and creditor groups in a variety of in- and out-of-court restructurings. “Matt strengthens our deep bench of creditor-side practitioners at Ropes & Gray who consistently provide high-level counsel and top-tier service to distressed investors,” said Stephen Moeller-Sally, co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring practice.
Law360 recognized Mr. Roose as a Rising Star among bankruptcy attorneys in 2017. He has distinguished himself through the representation of major creditors in high-profile bankruptcies, including the chapter 11 cases of Energy Future Holdings, Forbes Energy Services, Extended Stay Hotels and Washington Mutual Inc., among others. Mr. Roose’s out-of-court restructuring successes include, among others, representing ad hoc groups of noteholders of Nuverra Environmental Solutions and Alion Science and Technology.
“Matt is another resource on a powerhouse restructuring team that our clients can turn to for sophisticated advice,” said Eva Carman, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s New York office. “He joins one of the hottest bankruptcy groups in the country, as the firm has notched important successes in a number of restructurings that have made front-page news.”
Among numerous noteworthy restructuring matters, Ropes & Gray’s attorneys recently advised Gawker in its widely reported bankruptcy stemming from a $140-million-dollar jury award to former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan.
“Clients understand that Ropes & Gray provides the highest-level counsel on complex restructuring questions,” Mr. Roose said. “It’s an honor to join an industry leader.”
Mr. Roose, previously a partner in the restructuring and insolvency practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, received a B.A. from Colgate University and J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.
With more than 350 lawyers in New York, Ropes & Gray is one of the 20 largest law firms in the city, where it has expanded its presence significantly over the last five years. In 2018, the firm added prominent capital markets partner Paul Tropp and expanded its life sciences intellectual property litigation practice with new chair Filko Prugo and partner Charlotte Jacobsen. In 2017, the firm added litigation & enforcement partner Lisa Bebchick, global head of mergers & acquisitions Paul Scrivano (practicing from our New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices), and tax partner James R. Brown.