BankruptcyData Announces 2019 Industry Best Awards Finalists—Winners…

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BankruptcyData's Industry Best Awards 2019 finalists in alphabetical order, by category.

Given the US business environment today, with its backdrop of unprecedented levels of corporate debt (now approaching 800 Trillion USD), it’s arguably more important than ever to take the measure of the firms that participate in the bankruptcy and restructuring industry.

New Generation Research—publisher of BankruptcyData, The Turnaround Letter and other bankruptcy/restructuring and distressed securities-related content and data platforms—announced finalists for its 2019 Industry Best Awards. (See a list of last year’s winners and finalists).

BankruptcyData’s second annual Industry Best Awards identify the leading firms in each of the following categories: Investment Bankers, Law Firms, Financial Advisors and Claims Agents. This year's finalists, in their respective categories and listed alphabetically, include:

Investment Bankers: Evercore, Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies & Co., PJT Partners
Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Financial Advisors: Alvarez & Marsal, Berkeley Research Group, FTI Consulting
Claims Agents: Epiq Systems, Kurtzman Carson Consultants, Prime Clerk

BankruptcyData's Chief Executive Officer, James Hammond, will announce the winners in each category at the American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 14.

Widely recognized as the most important industry event of the year, this year’s meeting marks ABI's 37th Annual Spring Meeting—with judges, trustees, attorneys, CPAs, lenders and other turnaround specialists hailing from 500+ companies in 45 states slated to attend.

Of the Awards, New Generation Research founder George Putnam says, "Given the US business environment today, with its backdrop of unprecedented levels of corporate debt (now approaching 800 Trillion USD), it’s arguably more important than ever to take the measure of the firms that participate in the bankruptcy and restructuring industry.”

Of this year’s crop of finalists, NGR Chief Operations Officer Ben Schlafman notes, “There are new names at the top of our league tables this year. While a general sense is building that there is a lot of restructuring business just around the corner, it remains a competitive market. And no one can rest on their laurels. We congratulate these finalists for their excellent work in 2018, and we look forward to announcing the winners at the ABI Annual Spring Meeting.”

About BankruptcyData’s Industry Best Awards

Through its BankruptcyData division, New Generation Research has served as the reliable chronicler of record for the bankruptcy and restructuring industry for 33 years. Now in its second year, the BankruptcyData’s Industry Best Awards list furnishes a carefully sourced, reliable snapshot of firms that lead the industry. Rankings are based on quantitative and qualitative criteria, focused primarily on our internal data and league table analysis. U.S. Bankruptcy Court sourced retention data matters–illustrating the firms that market participants think will deliver the best outcomes. Our team of seasoned restructuring researchers and analysts reviews all contenders, and editorial discretion is applied when retention data delivers a draw.

Now in its 29th edition, the Bankruptcy Yearbook, Almanac & Directory is the definitive guide and catalog of record of the most important facts relevant to bankruptcy and restructuring industry practitioners. Our yearly almanac collects and synthesizes countless statistics and data points, all monitored and updated in real time at

About New Generation Research’s BankruptcyData

Boston-based New Generation Research, Inc. (NGR), is a leading provider of corporate bankruptcy and distressed securities publications, products and services. Founded in 1986 by George Putnam, III, NGR has established itself as the preeminent source for in-depth information on Turnaround investing, corporate bankruptcy data, and distressed companies.

BankruptcyData is a division of NGR. BankruptcyData hosts the industry's most comprehensive business bankruptcy database housing 30+ years of corporate bankruptcy statistics and analysis—offering an invaluable resource to monitor and research historic and real-time U.S. Bankruptcy Court activity. The site's companion publications, Bankruptcy Daily and Bankruptcy Week, offer comprehensive, timely and reliable reporting and analytics on U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings. For additional information on corporate bankruptcies, visit

For additional information on BankruptcyData's Industry Best Awards, visit BankruptcyData. For further details on New Generation Research's full range of product offerings and research services, contact New Generation Research, Inc. 88 Broad Street, Second Floor; Boston, MA 02110 (617) 573-9550

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