SVP & General Tax Counsel/ Board of Directors
Estate of Refco, Inc
Senior executive retained by the Estate of Refco, Inc. (following Refco’s petition into insolvency), the world’s largest independent futures and commodities trading firm and the 7th largest bankruptcy in American corporate history. Key player in the disposition of assets and liquidation of the Group.Functions include legal, accounting, tax and corporate governance issues.Strong interface with the three Trustees (two Chapter 11 and one Chapter 7) responsible for the administration of the Estate, the crisis management teams responsible for the Estates’ Administration (Alix Partners, Goldin Associates, Bridge Associates, Capstone Financial Advisers) and creditor groups.Responsible for management of major New York and overseas-based law and accounting firms.Manager/ Adviser on several complex multinational sales and restructuring transactions relating to the disposition of the Estates’ assets. Adviser and expert witness in several civil litigation cases.Play leading role in the investigation of complexinternational corporate fraud activities. Adviser to the Estate Executive Team and outside litigation teams on civil litigation issues.Board Member of several overseas Estate subsidiaries, including substantial operating subsidiaries in the United Kingdom which are regulated by the U.K. Financial Services Authority and which represent approximately 30% of global revenue and profit.Act as Liquidator of several Group companies overseas.