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Expert resume of Steven T. Kargman

President, Kargman Associates/International Restructuring Advisors. Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, and Founding Member, International Insolvency Institute. American Bar Association Delegate to UNCITRAL Working Group V (Insolvency Law). Formerly General Counsel, New York State Financial Control Board; Lead Attorney, Export-Import Bank of the United States; and Professor from Practice, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Shenzhen, China).

Steven T. Kargman is the Founder and President of Kargman Associates, a New York City-based strategic advisory firm specializing in providing strategic advice to clients involved in complex and challenging international restructuring situations, with a special focus on emerging markets around the globe. Mr. Kargman is a leading expert on international debt restructurings and cross-border insolvency, and he served formerly as General Counsel of the New York State Financial Control Board, the chief financial oversight agency for New York City, and as Lead Attorney with the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the official export credit agency of the US government. He has worked on numerous high-profile and complex restructuring and infrastructure project transactions in emerging markets. He has also advised multilateral institutions and national governments in developing countries and emerging markets on a wide range of financial and commercial matters. He has published numerous articles in leading professional journals, held leadership positions in major professional organizations, and taught at law schools in the US and China, including Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), Shenzhen, and University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing. He is frequently invited to lecture at prestigious forums around the world, including programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute (III), and a member of the International Exchange of Experience on Insolvency Law (IEEI). He served as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on International Bankruptcy of the Business Bankruptcy Committee and currently serves as Vice-Chair of its Coordinating Committee for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and as an ABA delegate to UNCITRAL Working Group V (Insolvency Law). A former Henry Luce Scholar in Singapore, he received his JD from Yale Law School and his BA from Swarthmore College.