Richard Gitlin, an international bankruptcy lawyer who now runs his own advisory firm, joined CIGI as senior fellow in June 2013. He played a leading role in the development of practices and procedures for successfully resolving complex global restructuring and insolvency cases. Mr. Gitlin has served as advisor to several countries regarding the modernization of their insolvency laws, including Canada, Korea, Indonesia and Mexico, and to the US State and Treasury Departments, and the IMF in connection with corporate and sovereign restructuring reform. He was the lead drafter of the Principles for Sovereign Debt Restructurings issued by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Gitlin is chairman of Gitlin & Company, which is devoted to facilitating and creating investment opportunities in the restructurings of corporations, banks and sovereigns. Mr. Gitlin recently served as Senior Strategic Advisor to Nomura Group to assist Nomura in implementing restructuring strategies for Japanese companies. Prior to establishing Gitlin Company, Mr. Gitlin was the President of Hebb Gitlin, PC, a firm he co-founded in 1973 to provide strategic and legal advice in global bankruptcy and business restructurings.