NEW YORK, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AlixPartners, the global advisory firm, today announced that Kathryn Koorenny has joined the firm as Managing Director and General Counsel. Ms. Koorenny will join the firm's senior leadership team and be based in AlixPartners' New York office.
Ms. Koorenny succeeds John Collins, who is stepping down after eight years of service to pursue a career in academia.
Ms. Koorenny joins AlixPartners from American Airlines, where she spent 20 years, most recently as Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Compliance. There, she was responsible for global commercial litigation and corporate compliance.
"Kathryn is an accomplished attorney who brings exceptional experience, passion and energy to her work," said Fred Crawford, CEO of AlixPartners. "I look forward to working with her and believe she will bring a unique perspective to the senior leadership team. It is a pleasure to welcome her to the firm."
Ms. Koorenny's background also includes considerable experience in legal and business ethics leadership, litigation, and mergers and integration on both sides of Chapter 11 bankruptcies. As such, she has a deep understanding of the sensitive situations AlixPartners' clients often face and a demonstrated track record of providing highly responsive and effective counsel.
"AlixPartners consultants work under extreme pressure to deliver exceptional results – and our legal team works just as hard to support them," said Kathryn Koorenny, General Counsel of AlixPartners. "I am excited to join the team and will be a passionate advocate for our business, our clients, and our people."
Prior to joining American Airlines, Ms. Koorenny worked as an attorney in the litigation practice of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she represented secured creditors, lessors, and Chapter 11 debtors.
Ms. Koorenny holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center and a B.A. from Loma Linda University.
AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of the business life cycle. We thrive on our ability to make a difference in high-impact situations and to deliver sustainable, bottom-line results. The firm's expertise covers a wide range of businesses and industries whether they are healthy, challenged or distressed. Since 1981, we have taken a unique, small-team, action-oriented approach to helping corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, and investors to respond to crucial business issues. For more information, visit www.alixpartners.com.