D. J. Baker

Jan Baker is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Baker is a member of the Finance Department and Global Co-chair of the firm’s Insolvency Practice. Mr. Baker represents companies, lenders, committees, acquirors and other parties in connection with restructuring matters. He also regularly advises boards of directors of public and private companies on matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duty.

Mr. Baker is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is its immediate past Chair. He frequently lectures and writes on issues involving corporate reorganization and restructuring.

Described by market sources in The Legal 500 US 2014 as providing "untiring counsel and expertise" and as"particularly effective in sharing his invaluable judgment and providing a calm hand." Named a “key individual” by Chambers USA 2013 and 2014, Mr. Baker is praised for his constructive and pragmatic approach to matters. He is described as “a terrific attorney and a great man.” He was also recently named one of the “Most Admired Attorneys” by Bankruptcy Law360 and was recognized by The International Who’s Who as “most highly regarded” in the Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2011 category. Mr. Baker is recognized as a leading corporate restructuring attorney by legal guides and directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Euromoney, Legal Media Group, Turnarounds and Workouts and K&A Restructuring Register and is a member of the International Insolvency Institute.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy, 2) Restructuring and 3) Insolvency & Workouts
Law School University of Houston Law Center (J.D. 1973)
Education Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1966)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Latham & Watkins LLP
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