Michael Katzenstein is Leader of the Interim Management Practice. Mr. Katzenstein specializes in in-court and out-of-court restructurings and has led engagements across many industries including traditional and new media, entertainment, technology, biotechnology, telecommunications and other subscriber-based businesses and investment funds. He has decades of cross-border restructuring experience and is called upon to advise in many of the largest and most complex matters.
Mr. Katzenstein’s past roles have included chief restructuring officer, Chapter 11 financial advisor, board chair and member of executive and audit committees, post-effective liquidating trustee and monitor for the benefit of claimant trusts, among others.
Regularly called upon to lead and assist in implementing strategy for companies in financial or operating distress or transition, Mr. Katzenstein’s clients include large- and mid-sized corporations and many major financial institutions and hedge funds. On many occasions, Mr. Katzenstein has served as a consulting or testifying witness on industry and corporate governance issues and has significant testimony experience, including in his capacity as CRO or financial advisor in restructuring proceedings. He began his career as a mergers, acquisitions and securities lawyer and was a partner in a New York law firm.