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John C. Weitnauer

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T: 404-881-7780
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Kit Weitnauer is the leader of Alston & Bird's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice Team. His recent experience includes representing clients with significant roles in the Lehman Brothers, Residential Capital, Enron, Taylor Bean & Whitaker, Spectrum Brands and IndyMac Bancorp bankruptcies.

He served as plaintiffs' trial counsel (along with local co-counsel) in a five-week jury trial in Oregon that resulted in a verdict that found over $965 million in transfers were made with the actual intent to hinder, delay or defraud his client and that awarded $350 million in punitive damages to his client. 



Kit is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. In 2014 he was named the Atlanta Bankruptcy Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America©, which has recognized his skill since 1996. Kit has been profiled in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2007.

He is the author of The Bankruptcy Court’s Watchdog: The Appointment, Role and Power of Examiners Today, co-author of Business Valuation and Bankruptcy and co-author of Problem Loan Strategies. He is a contributing editor of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice and the Bankruptcy Litigation Manual

Kit is a frequent speaker on a wide range of bankruptcy topics.