John Shaffer, one of the nation’s leading restructuring experts, has joined the Los Angeles office as a partner. Mr. Shaffer joined the firm from Stutman, Treister & Glatt, where he was a senior shareholder focusing primarily on complex restructuring matters. He represents debtors, creditors, and purchasers of assets in the financial services, health care, real estate, and transportation industries. Mr. Shaffer is a prominent figure in bankruptcy circles. He chairs the National Bankruptcy Conference’s Chapter 11 Committee, was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to the Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on the Federal Bankruptcy Rules, and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.