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COSTA MESA, Calif. - Rutan & Tucker LLP, California's largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, has announced that Eric Fromme has joined the firm as senior counsel in the firm's Trial Section and Bankruptcy/Financial Practices Group.
Fromme is a highly regarded federal court litigator and corporate reorganization lawyer. He represents companies that are restructuring their financial affairs and creditors in their dealings with financially distressed companies, both in and out of court. He also represents private equity funds, hedge funds and other strategic buyers in the acquisition of control positions in, or the purchase of, financially distressed companies.
A substantial portion of his practice also involves advising boards of directors of companies on corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters in the restructuring context.
Fromme has an expert's understanding of the significant legal issues inherent in modern restructuring and financial practice, including adequate protection of security interests, cash collateral usage, valuation, preferences and fraudulent transfers. He has successfully handled a variety of highly contested trials in bankruptcy courts, including a multi-week plan confirmation trial, as well as bankruptcy appeals.
He is a frequent lecturer on corporate and bankruptcy law issues and has served as president of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum and as a long-time member of its Board of Directors. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Bankruptcy Forum.
Previously, Fromme was counsel with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, an international law firm based in New York City. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Rutan & Tucker has offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Calif. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.