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Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner Maja Zerjal Fink Joins Arnold & Porter in New York

September 1, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, September 1, 2020 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Maja Zerjal Fink has joined the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice as a partner, resident in New York.

Ms. Zerjal Fink represents clients in distressed situations, corporate reorganizations, distressed investment litigation, and insolvency proceedings in the United States and across the globe. She has been involved in some of the largest reorganization cases in the United States, including the restructuring of Puerto Rico's outstanding debt load of more than $74 billion and casino empire Caesars Entertainment's debt of over $18 billion. Her experience includes representations of private equity sponsors, debtors, foreign debtors and representatives, statutory and ad hoc committees, lenders, bondholders, investors, trade creditors, and landlords.

Michael Messersmith, chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring group at Arnold & Porter, commented: "I am very pleased to welcome Maja to the team. She is a talented lawyer with significant experience in some of the most complex bankruptcy cases and restructuring matters. Maja's expertise, energy and business-focused mindset will complement our existing strengths and help our clients navigate the challenging restructuring landscape during this unprecedented time."

"I am thrilled to be joining Arnold & Porter's world-class Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice," Ms. Zerjal Fink said. "I look forward to expanding my practice and helping clients achieve their goals with a sophisticated and collegial team of lawyers."

Most recently, Ms. Zerjal Fink was recognized as one of four 2020 Law360 Rising Stars in Bankruptcy, an award that recognizes top legal talent under the age of 40 nationwide, as well as a Rising Star in Bankruptcy by Super Lawyers. She is also a member of the International Insolvency Institute's NextGen Class IX (2020). In 2019, The Legal500 named her a Rising Star in Corporate/Restructuring. She also has been named a Pro Bono Star by Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization.

Ms. Zerjal Fink earned her LLM from Harvard Law School, where she was a Dean's Scholar in Corporate Reorganization and served as Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review. She received her BA in Law from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, where she graduated first in class.

About Arnold & Porter's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice

With a sophisticated understanding of the restructuring landscape, our multidisciplinary Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice provides comprehensive services in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency proceedings from pre-workout phase through litigation, if necessary. Our team of more than 30 insolvency and restructuring practitioners, located in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles, has been at the forefront of some of the largest and most complex multinational restructurings and insolvencies of the recent past.

About Arnold & Porter

With nearly 1,000 lawyers practicing in 14 offices around the globe, Arnold & Porter serves clients across 40 distinct practice areas. The firm offers 100 years of renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practices, and leading multidisciplinary offerings in the life sciences and financial services industries.