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James Doak is a Managing Director of Miller Buckfire. Mr. Doak's experience includes M&A, financing and restructuring transactions on behalf of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Broder Bros. Co., Magna Entertainment Corp., Standard Pacific Corp., Allied Holdings, Hines Horticulture, ITC^DeltaCom, Level 3 Communications, Kanebo Ltd., Burlington Industries, Horizon Natural Resources, CenterPoint Energy, ICG Communications, Gilat Satellite Networks, Viatel, BTI Telecom and Allied Riser Communications. Mr. Doak has also represented creditor constituents and buyer groups in various restructuring transactions including Idearc, Wilton Brands Inc., YRC Worldwide, The Lenox Group and Genuity. Mr. Doak is a former member of the financial restructuring group of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, which he joined in 2000.
Mr. Doak has focused on a variety of sectors throughout his career, including distribution, home goods, gaming, telecommunications, information technology, textiles and power generation and transmission. Prior to joining Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a frequent panelist at industry conferences. Mr. Doak has authored several articles on corporate distress and turnaround leadership and in June 2011 was selected as one of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals. Mr. Doak has an M.B.A. (with high distinction) from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar, a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and an A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University.