New York, November 11, 2015 — Law360 has announced that James W. Giddens, Hughes Hubbard & Reed partner and chair of the firm’s Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Group, has been named as one of Law360's Bankruptcy MVPs for 2015.
Giddens, along with this year’s other MVP winners, was chosen by legal news provider Law360 out of 850 nominations. As an MVP winner, Giddens will be profiled by Law360. Selection was based on the achievements and contributions nominees made to their practice groups over the past year.
Giddens is recognized as a leading expert on brokerage firm liquidations, having been selected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation to be Trustee on several of the largest and most complex liquidations in history. As the trustee for Lehman Brothers and MF Global, the largest and eighth-largest bankruptcies in US history, Giddens and his team achieved 100 percent recoveries for former customers of the brokerages and have paid billions of dollars to other creditors. In addition to brokerage liquidations, Giddens represents financial institutions and companies in major corporate reorganization and insolvency matters.