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Bracewell Partner Evan Flaschen Recognized as Distinguished Graduate from the University of Connecticut School of Law

HARTFORD, CT — Evan Flaschen, partner and head of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s financial restructuring practice, has been honored with the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Flaschen represents many of the world's largest institutional investors, private investment funds, leveraged finance participants and financial services companies in out-of-court restructurings, in-court proceedings and distressed M&A transactions, both in the U.S. and internationally, appearing in courts in four continents. He has been recognized as one of "the globe's leading practitioners" and as a "a savvy and solutions-oriented practitioner who advocates directly and pointedly."

He also serves as the blogger-in-chief for Bracewell’s Basis Points blog (www.basis-points.com), which provides context and commentary on developments in today's restructuring, distressed debt and new investment markets.

Flaschen is an adjunct professor at UConn Law, teaching an annual seminar entitled "International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law," since 1994. He is a past president of The University of Connecticut Law School Foundation board of trustees and is a trustee of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation. Flaschen has received numerous awards and accolades from leading national and worldwide legal publications and has served as a delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He is an elected fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, American College of Investment Counsel, American Law Institute, International Insolvency Institute (Founding Member), and James W. Cooper Fellowship.

Other UConn Law award recipients for 2012 includes: former Dean of UConn Law Jeremy Paul, Former Chief Justice of the Connecticut  Supreme Court Ellen Ash Peters, and Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Sagarra.