Holmes Report 22 Jan 2012 // 12:00AM GMT
NEW YORK—Corporate and financial communications specialist Kekst and Company is advising onetime photography industry leader Kodak on its Chapter 11 filing on Thursday of last week.
Kekst managing directors Jeremy Fielding and Ruth Pachman are leading what the firm describers as “a large Kekst team” working on the important assignment. Interestingly, Kodak had earlier announced that Dominic DiNapoli, chairman of FTI Consulting—parent of the communications firm formerly known as FD—would serve as chief restructuring officer.
Kodak has lost its senior communications and public affairs executive, Gerard Meuchner, earlier this month.
Kekst’s bankruptcy and restructuring Practice has been very active in recent months, advising AMR Corporation (which also lost its chief communications officer in the weeks before filing) on its Chapter 11 reorganization; the Los Angeles Dodgers on its bankruptcy and host of other issues; and bookseller Borders.
The firm is also working with the special investigation task force of the board of Penn State following the university’s sex scandal last year.