Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the Honorable Kevin J. Carey will be joining the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice as a partner effective October 1. Judge Carey joins the firm following his retirement on August 31 from the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, where he earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s top bankruptcy judges.“ Judge Carey’s superlative reputation is well earned—in his 18+ years on the bench, he presided over some of the largest and most significant Chapter 11 cases,” said Chris Donoho, Global Head of the Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. “He is a great resource for companies and creditors, and we expect that he will play key roles—as examiner or fiduciary—in bankruptcy cases and restructurings across the U.S. and internationally. He also has the cross-border experience needed to be a facilitator in multinational proceedings.”

Judge Carey served as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2005, before being appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. He issued more than 200 written decisions from the bench in Delaware, including important rulings on valuation, fiduciary duties, and other complex Chapter 11 confirmation issues.

“Hogan Lovells has an outstanding group of bankruptcy lawyers, many of whom have appeared before me, and have served alongside me in industry leadership positions,” said Judge Carey. “I am looking forward to working with this exceptional group. The firm’s global platform aligns well with my strong interest in cross-border as well as domestic work.”

Judge Carey is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and a member of the International Insolvency Institute. He also was the Global Chair of the Turnaround Management Association, and he lectures worldwide on bankruptcy issues.

The addition of Judge Carey comes at a time of significant growth for the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Other high-profile lateral additions to the practice include Philippe Druon, who joined the Hogan Lovells Paris office in April, and David Simonds, who joined the firm in the Los Angeles Office in May. Last year, Rick Wynne, Bennet Spiegel and Erin Brady joined the practice in Los Angeles.