Ken Epstein is an investment manager and legal counsel at Bentham IMF, responsible for leading the company’s investments in bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. He serves as a resource for debtors, creditors (including hedge funds, private equity funds and alternative asset managers), bankruptcy estate representatives and other stakeholders seeking to maximize the value of litigation claims.
Ken has extensive experience advising and managing debtors-in-possession, individual creditors and creditor groups (ad hoc and UCC’s) and financial institutions in insolvency and bankruptcy-related litigation matters nationally and internationally. He began his career as a lawyer in the financial restructuring group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Prior to joining Bentham IMF, he was managing director in the restructuring and remediation group at MBIA, a publicly listed financial institution.
Ken’s prior experience also includes restructuring work both in and out of court across various industries, including automotive, energy, health care, hospitality, gaming, public finance, retail, structured finance and technology. He taught bankruptcy law as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School and has served as a panelist and author on bankruptcy-related topics. He has testified on several occasions before the Michigan House of Representatives, Financial Liability Reform Committee and is certified as an insolvency and restructuring advisor by the AIRA.
Ken earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2000, where he graduated cum laude after serving on the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He currently serves on the board of Friends of the Children NY, a NY non-profit, and has other for-profit and non-profit board experience.