Christopher Plaut is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Plaut is a member of the Finance Department and various practice groups. He is Co-chair of the Automotive Industry Group, and is a member of the Financial Institutions, Mining & Metals and Retail & Consumer Products Industry Groups.
Mr. Plaut’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of commercial and investment banks in leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, asset-based facilities, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. He also devotes a portion of his practice to the workout of troubled loans and to the representation of issuers/borrowers in connection with their financing needs.
Mr. Plaut served for a year as judicial clerk to US District Judge Stanley S. Brotman. He is also involved in numerous bar and community activities, including serving as a member of the Banking Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association.