Bankruptcy MVP: Weil Gotshal's Stephen Karotkin

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 2:07 PM EST) -- Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's Stephen Karotkin helped steer American Airlines through the conclusion of its historic bankruptcy this year, achieving the near-impossible feat of securing a recovery for stockholders while also managing to clear its massive midbankruptcy merger with US Airways past antitrust headwinds, earning him a spot among Law360's Bankruptcy MVPs.

American Airlines and its parent, AMR Corp., were longtime Weil Gotshal clients when the airline in 2011 slid into what at the time appeared to be a relatively conventional airline bankruptcy, although it...
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