Kit Weitnauer is the practice group leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice Group. His recent experience includes representing clients with significant roles in the Residential Capital, Taylor Bean & Whitaker, Spectrum Brands, Lehman Brothers, IndyMac Bancorp and Enron bankruptcies.
He served as plaintiff’s trial counsel (along with local co-counsel) in a five-week jury trial in Oregon that resulted in a verdict that found over $965 million in transfers were made with the actual intent to hinder, delay or defraud his client and that awarded $350 million in punitive damages to his client.
In 2014 he was named the Atlanta Bankruptcy Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, which has recognized his skill since 1996. Mr. Weitnauer has been profiled in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2007.
He is the author of The Bankruptcy Court’s Watchdog: The Appointment, Role and Power of Examiners Today, co-author of Business Valuation and Bankruptcy and co-author of Problem Loan Strategies. He is a contributing editor of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice and the Bankruptcy Litigation Manual.
Mr. Weitnauer is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a frequent speaker on a wide range of bankruptcy topics.