Paul, Weiss Adds Distinguished Restructuring Partner
January 18, 2022 Read the press release
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Kenneth S. Ziman is joining the firm as a partner in the Restructuring Department, resident in the New York office. Mr. Ziman, a nationally preeminent restructuring advisor, has represented public and private companies in high-stakes, high-profile restructurings in and out of court, as well as key creditor groups and other parties.
“Ken is one of the most accomplished and highly regarded company-side advisors in the restructuring industry, and we are thrilled he is joining our partnership,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “Ken’s arrival further enhances our market-leading Restructuring Department.”
“Ken’s strategic sense for the business dynamic of restructurings – informed by his work on some of the largest bankruptcies in history both as a lawyer and as a financial advisor – will make him an incredible asset to our clients. Many of us have worked alongside or opposite Ken over the years, and have long held him in the highest regard,” said Paul, Weiss Restructuring Department Co-Chairman Paul M. Basta.
Over a career spanning three decades, Mr. Ziman has led some of the nation’s largest and highest-profile restructuring matters, both as a lawyer at prominent law firms and, more recently, as a managing director in the restructuring practice at Lazard, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. In addition to his debtor-side work, he has advised linchpin creditor and lender groups and sponsors in restructurings across many industries, including the automotive, health care, industrial, energy, finance and telecommunications sectors.
Mr. Ziman is exceptionally skilled at navigating the intersection of legal and financial issues in complex restructuring matters. His significant debtor-side representations have included, among others, PG&E Corporation, Takata Corporation, Gavilan Resources LLC, CGG Holdings (U.S.) Inc., Millennium Health, LLC, Dendreon Corporation, Exide Technologies, Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Select Staffing and MF Global Holdings Ltd. Mr. Ziman has also represented several private equity portfolio companies in their restructurings, and has worked directly with sponsors and their affiliates such as The Blackstone Group, Carlyle and KKR, among others.
“Ken is a stellar restructuring advisor and strategist,” said Paul, Weiss Restructuring Department Co-Chairman Andrew N. Rosenberg. “Equally important, Ken shares our commercial, collaborative approach to solving our clients’ most critical business challenges, our commitment to client service and our dedication to mentoring others.”
Mr. Ziman earned an A.B. from Colgate University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
The Paul, Weiss Restructuring Department’s dedicated lawyers provide advice to linchpin stakeholders in high-profile restructuring matters across virtually every industry. The firm represents debtors, official and unofficial creditor committees, government entities and equity sponsors in Chapter 11 cases, corporate reorganizations and workouts and other restructuring transactions.