Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced today that Paul J. Laurin has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. Laurin was previously a partner in the Los Angeles office of Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff, Inc.

Laurin focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation and creditors’ rights. He represents lenders, media and entertainment companies and individuals in the assertion and defense of their rights in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. He is experienced in assisting clients in the analysis of complex insolvency driven business decisions and strategy and through all aspects of litigation from pre-judgment provisional remedies and relief through trial and appeal. He will lead the firm’s creditors’ rights practice in California.

“Paul has a very successful practice, which will supplement and expand our creditors’ rights and bankruptcy representation capabilities in Los Angeles and nationally,” said David C. Allen, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Los Angeles office. “The firm’s value proposition continues to fuel growth opportunities in Los Angeles as we attract well recognized partners across a number of key practices.”

“Paul is a highly recognized business litigator in Los Angeles and nationwide,” said Patrick E. Mears, chairman of Barnes & Thornburg’s Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. “His substantial courtroom experience and his extensive work handling mega-bankruptcies and other complex situations make him a strong addition to the firm.”

Additionally, Christian A. Jordan has joined Barnes & Thornburg as an associate in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. He also comes to the firm from Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff.

With the arrival of Laurin and Jordan, there are 18 attorneys in the Los Angeles office of Barnes & Thornburg, which opened in February 2011. To start the year, leading labor and employment lawyer Howard D. Fabrick joined Barnes & Thornburg’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department and Entertainment and Music Group.


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