District Court for the Central District of California. In addition, he serves as chair of the trustees overseeing the liquidations of Adelphia Communications and Physiotherapy Associates, and has represented the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees as amicus curiae on numerous appeals in federal courts of appeal and state supreme and appellate courts. Ziehl currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the U. Supreme Court Historical Society, the advisory board of the Loyola Law School Advocacy Institute, and the board of directors of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. He is a former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Litigation Section and the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Central District Lawyers Representatives.
Admitted to the bar in both California and New York, he has a national bankruptcy and litigation practice, specializing in complex bankruptcy proceedings and business litigation, with significant trial experience in both state and federal courts. Ziehl has represented debtors, creditor committees, bondholders, trustees, examiners, and equity holders in many of the firm’s most notable engagements, including the high-profile chapter 11 cases of Lehman Brothers, Adelphia Communications, American Suzuki Motor Corporation and Namvar/Namco, as well as numerous out-of-court workouts. He is or has recently been involved in many other significant chapter 11 cases, including Washington Mutual, Mike Tyson, Webvan Group, Chrysler Corporation and Polaroid Corporation. Kasowitz understands that while litigation is always a risk, it can also be an opportunity.Our Affirmative Litigation and Recovery Practice Group works closely with our clients to assess litigation opportunities.
Using cross-disciplinary teams that are tailored to the particular needs of each potential client and dispute, we partner with senior management and other executives to understand your business, potential litigation options, and the ways in which legal action – like any tool – can best be deployed to maximize value.We are particularly skilled at identifying new avenues of potentially lucrative recovery for our clients in areas including antitrust, insurance recovery, intellectual property and financial products.