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James E. Millstein

Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Princeton; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., Columbia

B.A., Princeton University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D. Columbia University, School of Law. Professor Millstein is the former Chief Restructuring Officer of the United States...

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B.A., Princeton University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D. Columbia University, School of Law.

Professor Millstein is the former Chief Restructuring Officer of the United States Department of the Treasury where he had primary responsibility for managing and resolving a number of the Department's largest TARP investments in the financial sector, including AIG and Ally Financial. While at Treasury, he also provided expert advice on various aspects of the Administration's policy responses to the financial crisis of 2008. Prior to joining Treasury in 2009, Professor Millstein was the Co-Head of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC's Restructuring Group where he was responsible for managing Lazard's investment banking restructuring practice in North America, Europe and Asia. Before joining Lazard in 2000, Professor Millstein was a partner in the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and the head of its Corporate Restructuring Practice, having first joined Cleary as an associate in 1982. He is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and insolvency law and financial regulation, having spoken at meetings of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the American College of Bankruptcy and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

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