Press Release

Munsch Named Among 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century

Jun 21, 2010

Munsch Hardt is proud to announce Russell L. Munsch has been named among the "25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century." This award published in the June 21, 2010 issue of Texas Lawyer, which was a special feature in their 25th anniversary edition of the tabloid.

Russell L. Munsch
Russ is one of the firm’s founding partners and the former Section Head of the Insolvency, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights group, which consists of over 20 attorneys in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas. He has also served as the firm’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Russ' experience relates to all phases of creditors' rights, insolvency, bankruptcy and commercial law. His primary emphasis during the last several years has been in the representation of major creditors, bank groups and financial institutions in large loan workouts, restructures and bankruptcies. Russ represents trustees and creditors committees in cases throughout the country and has also served as trustee and examiner in cases in Texas.

Some of the more notable cases on which Russ has worked include Enron Corporation, Coho Energy Corporation, Northwest Airlines, Dow Corning Corporation, Anchor Glass Corporation, Fruehauf Trailer Corporation, The Southland Corporation, Columbia Gas Transmission Company, Lomas Financial Corporation and AmeriTruck Refrigerated Transport. He also served as bankruptcy counsel to Nelson Bunker Hunt. The Nelson Bunker Hunt Chapter 11 proceeding is considered the largest personal bankruptcy proceeding in history and involved over $2 billion in disputed creditor claims.

Russ received his Juris Doctor, graduating cum laude, from University of Houston Law Center and Bachelor of Arts, graduating magna cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin.