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Justin Bernbrock is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

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The practice of appointing one or more independent directors to the boards of distressed companies has not only proliferated in recent years, but has become the subject of increasing controversy. In this episode of the Restructure THIS! podcast, John Dubel discusses, among other things, the proper role of an independent director in a restructuring and weighs in on whether he believes the current independent director framework in chapter 11 is broken. In doing so, John addresses some of the most significant criticisms that have been levied against independent directors, including that independent directors often lack disinterestedness and are nothing more than “repeat players” that advocate for preordained outcomes.
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Justin Bernbrock is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

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