Mr. Werbalowsky is Houlihan Lokey’s Co-Chairman and a Senior Managing Director. He is also a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Board of Directors and a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fram Inc. As the co-founder of the Financial Restructuring Group, he has led many of the firm’s largest restructuring engagements. Mr. Werbalowsky is based in the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Werbalowsky was the Chief Executive Officer of Cheviot Capital Corporation, an investment firm whose transactions involved bankruptcy and distressed situations. Before that, he was a member of Levene and Eisenberg, and earlier, an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he practiced law and specialized in bankruptcy, corporate reorganization and insolvency cases.
Mr. Werbalowsky has written a number of articles, including “Reforming Chapter 11: Building an International Restructuring Model,” “Allocating Value In Canadian and American Restructuring Transactions,” “Advising the Distressed Company,” “Evaluating Distressed Securities,” “Buying and Selling the Distressed Company” and “Deleveraging the Troubled Company.” He has also testified as an expert witness on a variety of restructuring and distressed security issues.
Mr. Werbalowsky earned a B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Virginia and a J.D. with honors from Columbia University, where he was a Stone Scholar for three years and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.