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Former Trustee Deirdre McGuinness Joins KCC as Managing Director of Corporate Restructuring Services

2013 June 4

El Segundo, CA, June 4, 2013 --KCC, a Computershare company and premier provider of administrative-support services for the legal and financial industries, announced today that Deirdre McGuinness has joined the company as Managing Director of Corporate Restructuring Services. Bringing more than 25 years of legal experience to KCC, Deirdre will actively support the company’s growth initiatives and identify strategic partnerships.

“Deirdre’s significant industry knowledge and background makes her a great asset to our clients and our team,” said Albert Kass, Executive Vice President of Corporate Restructuring Services at KCC. “Her experience as a United States Trustee allows her to bring first-hand knowledge to our clients of some of the most complex restructuring cases.”

Prior to joining KCC, Deirdre worked as the Managing Director of Wells Fargo Capital Finance in New York, focusing on distressed lending with particular expertise in providing financing solutions for companies facing challenges. From October 2003 through April 2006, McGuinness served as United States Trustee and oversaw the administration of the largest and most complex chapter 11 restructurings that were filed in the Southern District of New York. Among the cases commenced during her tenure were Delphi Corporation, Delta Airlines, Dana Corporation, Northwest Airlines, Refco Inc., Calpine Corporation, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center, all multi-billion dollar reorganizations.

Preceding her appointment by the United States Attorney General, Deirdre chaired the restructuring practice at Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. From 1988 to 1999, she was as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut representing federal agencies in the bankruptcy court and prosecuting bankruptcy crimes. While at the United States Attorney’s Office, she served as a mediator for the Senior Counsel for Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Department of Justice and developed a curriculum and teaching materials on mediation advocacy and advanced negotiations for civil assistants nationwide. After leaving the Department of Justice, Deirdre joined CIT Group as a Managing Director and Senior Restructuring Advisor for Corporate Finance where she acted as strategic advisor to the industry business units on all areas and opportunities in restructuring.

Deirdre received her Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from New York University. She is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and Connecticut and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University, LLM Program.

About KCC

KCC (, a Computershare company, provides administrative-support services that help legal professionals realize time and cost efficiencies. With an integrated suite of corporate restructuring, class action, legal document management and strategic communications solutions, KCC alleviates the administrative challenges of today’s legal processes and procedures. KCC has gained client and industry recognition for its industry expertise, professional-level client service and proprietary technologies.

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