March 2, 2020 (New York) – At Benchmark Litigation’s ninth annual US awards EAST, Proskauer was named Bankruptcy Firm of the Year, with partners Elise Bloom and Martin Bienenstock each named attorneys of the year in their practice areas. Furthermore, the Firm was recognized for working on one of the 10 most impactful cases of the year. Proskauer’s award wins:
- Impact Case of the Year: In re the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
- Elise Bloom: Labor & Employment Management Attorney of the Year
- Martin Bienenstock: Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year
- Bankruptcy Firm of the Year
Proskauer has had major roles in some of the highest-profile chapter 11 and sovereign restructuring cases in America today. The Firm represents The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico as lead outside counsel for the historic restructuring of Puerto Rico as the first US territory to undergo a bankruptcy process.
Leading the Firm’s efforts to restore Puerto Rico’s economic future, partner Martin Bienenstock continues to guide the U.S. territory through troubled waters. Martin, alongside partner Tim Mungovan led a team in notching a watershed win before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the $125 billion Puerto Rico debt restructuring.
Labor & employment partner Elise Bloom is widely hailed as one of the nation’s top employment lawyers and one of the most creative, effective wage and hour, class/collective action and trial lawyers. She has represented more companies in class actions challenging interns, trainees and volunteers than most others; this includes her precedent-setting win for Fox Searchlight Pictures in the “Black Swan” case. She also addresses a wide range of general employment issues through counseling and employer training programs.
Proskauer’s Litigation Department is a full-service practice with extensive trial experience in virtually every major forum across the globe. We take a collaborative approach to representing defendants and plaintiffs, multinationals, middle-market and small-cap businesses, financial institutions, partnerships and individuals, with one thing in mind - driving successful outcomes for our clients.
Benchmark Litigation’s US awards honor the country’s most distinguished litigators and their firms. Honorees were recognized at an East Coast ceremony on February 27 in New York. West Coast award recipients will be honored on March 5 in San Francisco.