Introduction to New ACIC Members
By: Luke Weedon, Baker Botts LLP
David Botter is a partner in Akin Gump’s financial restructuring practice where he advises on large, complex restructuring cases, both out of court and in Chapter 11. He frequently handles multijurisdictional and cross-border matters for both distressed companies and major creditors, with an emphasis on creditors’ committees and bondholder committees. David advises a broad range of clients, including bondholders, institutional investors, hedge funds, debtors-in-possession, post-petition lenders and acquirors of distressed assets and has experience handling matters in the health care, transportation and energy sectors, among others. He has been recognized for his work by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States.
David received his J.D., cum laude, from the Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Syracuse University.
Kristin Goodchild is an associate in Akin Gump’s financial restructuring practice. She assists institutional investors and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border private placement financings, mezzanine financings and distressed and bankruptcy-related matters across a range of industries, including oil and gas, finance and insurance.
Kristin earned her J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, where she was a member of the Western New England Law Review, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Western New England University.
Amy Maloney is a partner in the Project Finance, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She advises clients in the development, construction, operation and debt and equity financing of various types of energy and infrastructure projects, including wind and solar assets, natural gas and coal-fired facilities, gas and liquids pipelines and transmission lines. Amy works with sponsors and financing sources, including commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, private equity and hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Amy received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah Olson is a Senior Counsel at Thrivent. Her main areas of work are: (1) providing legal support to Thrivent’s private placement group, and (2) using her restructuring background to advise on insolvency- or distress-related issues that arise in any investments. Before joining Thrivent, Sarah was a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Workouts group.
She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. from the University of Kansas.
Brandon Tanguay is a senior associate in the Boston office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He counsels institutional investors, sponsors and bank lenders in all facets of energy-related project finance. Brandon’s practice focuses on the full life-cycle of a project, engaging with clients as early as the project development stage and often remains active through the operational management of a project. While focusing on renewable and natural gas-powered electrical generation facilities, Brandon’s practice spans all media of energy generation.
Brandon received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from Willamette University.
Todd Turall is the General Counsel of Ascension Investment Management. Todd has extensive experience with a wide variety of investment transactions, investment fund structuring and operation, trading and securities law issues, SEC compliance matters, and advising boards of directors and registered investment advisers. Before joining Ascension Investment Management, he served as the Associate General Counsel for Stark Investments, a global multi-strategy hedge fund, where he was the lead counsel to the investment and finance teams. Prior to Stark Investments, Todd was an associate at Michael Best & Friedrich, specializing in securities law matters and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues.
Todd holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and received both his MBA and JD from the University of Wisconsin.