Restructuring Counsel Benjamin Rhode Joins Ropes & Gray
Benjamin Rhode has joined Ropes & Gray as a counsel in its Chicago office. He further expands the firm’s business restructuring team, which represents clients around the world in a broad range of financial restructuring matters including in- and out-of-court proceedings.
Ben is widely recognized as an attorney who works effectively and tirelessly on behalf of clients in corporate restructurings, bankruptcy, and special situations. The addition of his outstanding debtor-side practice complements Ropes & Gray’s fast-growing business restructuring and capital solutions group, bolstered in recent months by the arrival of partners Ryan Preston Dahl in Chicago and New York, Matthew Czyzyk and Samuel Norris in London, and Leonard Klingbaum and Cristine Pirro Schwarzman in New York.
“Ben brings significant company-side business restructuring experience to Ropes & Gray as well as strong relationships with investment banking and financial advisory firms,” said Gregg Galardi, the New York-based chair of Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring practice group. “We are very excited that Ben is joining Ropes & Gray.”
“Ben is an exceptional lawyer who has quickly built a dynamic and successful practice,” said Chicago office managing partner Laura Hoey, co-leader of the firm’s health care and life sciences industry group. “Ben’s addition is another step ahead as Ropes & Gray continues to build on its deep relationships with private equity sponsors, asset managers and other industry players and as it continues to grow its business restructuring practice.”
Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring lawyers have represented clients in virtually every form of restructuring, insolvency and workout and are widely recognized as a market leader in complex special situations.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a distinguished and experienced group of attorneys at Ropes & Gray,” Ben said. “I very much look forward to working in the firm’s business restructuring group helping domestic and international companies and investors find solutions to complex situations.”
Ben’s company-side representations have included Frontier Communications Corp., iHeart Media, Inc., Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. Inc., Covia Holdings Corp., One Call Corp. and BCBG Max Azria Global Holdings, LLC.