Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


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Bankruptcy Attorney Joins  Venable LLP as Partner


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Venable LLP yesterday announced the addition of bankruptcy attorney Keith Owens as a partner its Los Angeles office.

Owens made the lateral move last Wednesday from Foley & Lardner LLP.

Gregory Cross, chair of Venable’s Bankruptcy Group, remarked that Owens “adds incredible experience to our already robust Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group in Los Angeles,” and said the firm intends to continue to expand its bankruptcy and restructuring resources, both locally and nationally.

Owens predicted that he “will be a part of a strong national team representing creditors’ committees, debtors, asset purchasers and other constituencies in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workout” at Venable.

Throughout his career, Owens has been involved in complex restructurings across the healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, technology, automotive, and food services industries, according to a firm spokesperson.

He has also advised clients on intellectual property licensing issues arising in bankruptcy and has represented both brokers and dealers.     

The attorney previously clerked for Judge John E. Ryan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, and Judge Christopher M. Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California

      Owens graduated from UCLA in 1991 before attending Southwestern Law School. He earned his law degree and joined the State Bar in 1996.


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