NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 9, 2018 -Sarah Baker joins Hilco Global as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Ms. Baker takes over the responsibilities previously held by Ryan Lawlor who will be transitioning into the newly created position of Senior Vice President at Hilco Real Estate where he will play a critical role in the continued growth and expansion of the restructuring and dispositions practices within the real estate group.
Ms. Baker will be responsible for handling in-house corporate legal matters, as well as specific business transactions and deals that require the usage of counsel at any of the 20+ operating companies within the Hilco Global portfolio. The Assistant General Counsel position reports directly to Eric Kaup, Executive Vice President – General Counsel.
Eric Kaup – Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Hilco Global said, "We are extremely excited to have Sarah join our team Hilco Global." Mr. Kaup continued, "Sarah brings her considerable legal experience in restructurings, workouts, liquidations, including assignments for the benefit of creditor's proceedings, and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies. She has a reputation for providing outstanding thinking and service to her clients during her tenure as an attorney."
As a highly accomplished lawyer with over 12 years of experience Ms. Baker has represented parties on all sides of the legal spectrum, including debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, defendants in adversary actions filed in bankruptcy court, and purchasers of assets from troubled companies, including through sales under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. She joins Hilco Global from her most recent position at Rewards Network Establishment Services Inc. where she served as in-house counsel for the past two years. Previously, Ms. Baker worked at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Quarles & Brady LLP, having begun her legal career in 2006.
Ms. Baker earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois – Chicago, and her Juris Doctorate from the College of William & Mary. Additionally, she completed a two-year federal court clerkship for the Honorable Bruce I. Fox of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Sarah is an accomplished author of numerous articles and presentations and has been a recipient of several awards and honors including being named by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of its 2015 40 Under 40.
About Hilco Global: Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) is a privately held diversified financial services company and the world's preeminent authority on maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies. Hilco Global operates as a holding company comprised of over twenty specialized business units that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value. Hilco Global has a 30-year track record of acting as an advisor, agent, investor and/or principal in any transaction. Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal. Hilco Global is based in Northbrook, Illinois and has 600 professionals operating on five continents.