NEW YORK – Reed Smith announced that bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers Louis Curcio and David Pisciotta have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s Financial Industry Group in New York.

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Curcio and Pisciotta, who specialize in creditors’ rights and related litigation, are latest in a series of recent hires made by the firm to strengthen its formidable restructuring practice in the United States. The duo joins from Troutman Pepper.

Curcio’s practice focuses on creditors’ rights matters, for which he typically represents in a number of jurisdictions for both banks and private lenders. His broad practice involves all manner of commercial foreclosure matters, workouts and restructurings, bankruptcies and related matters, with a particular emphasis on assisting lenders in managing pools of distressed and troubled loans. He also represents sellers and purchasers of distressed assets in private transactions, bankruptcy sales, and state-law foreclosures.

Pisciotta has substantial experience across a broad range of business bankruptcy, insolvency, and litigation matters with a focus on advising lenders on minimizing risks across loan portfolios, as well as exercising and preserving the lenders’ rights in connection with defaulted loans, anticipated defaults and related strategy.

“We have worked with Reed Smith lawyers in the past and have been very impressed with the team’s dedication to excellent client service, deep relationships, and technical skill, each of which are characteristics that we deeply value,” said Curcio and Pisciotta in a joint statement. “In addition to the quality of the practice, we also recognized the benefits that Reed Smith’s global platform can provide to our clients, opening up new opportunities for us and the firm. Needless to say, we are very excited to join this great team.”