Alumni Jeffrey Gleit ’00, Joshua Brody ’02 Named 2014 Rising Stars of Bankruptcy Law

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Hofstra Law alumni Jeffrey R. Gleit ’00, a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, and Joshua Brody ’02, a partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, were named 2014 Rising Stars of bankruptcy law by the editors of Law360.

The recognition places Gleit and Benson among Law360’s top eight bankruptcy attorneys under 40.

A team of eight Law360 editors reviewed more than 1,000 nominees to determine the 2014 Rising Stars list of attorneys, whose work spans 28 different practice areas. Overall, 163 attorneys “whose legal accomplishments belie their age” made this year’s list.

Shortly after the announcement of the Rising Stars list on April 11, 2014, Gleit and Brody were profiled by Law360 (subscription required).

“I took a bankruptcy course at Hofstra and fell in love with the mix of litigation and corporate work.”

Gleit’s profile mentions that he planned to be a tax attorney until a class at Hofstra Law sparked his interest in bankruptcy law. “I took a bankruptcy course at Hofstra and fell in love with the mix of litigation and corporate work,” he said to Law360’s Maria Chutchian. “Bankruptcy is the best of both worlds.”

Brody, who was also recognized as one of the nation’s top 12 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers of 2013 by Turnarounds & Workouts in its April 2014 issue, told Law360’s Stewart Bishop that he first experienced a restructuring practice as a summer associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

“It seemed to me to be more interesting and dynamic than other practices,” he said to Bishop. “You’ve got litigation, deals and it all happens at a quick pace. You’re constantly cutting deals on courthouse steps.”

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