Press Release

Craig Unterberg Appointed President of Leading Jewish Advocacy Organization in New York

July 07, 2017

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Craig Unterberg has undertaken another community leadership role as the new president of the AJC New York Region.

AJC New York installed Unterberg as its new president at the organization’s Annual Meeting on June 14. AJC is the global advocate for the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and for the advancement of democratic values around the world. AJC NY works through diplomatic, interreligious and intergroup outreach to build bridges of understanding and cooperation locally and globally.

Unterberg’s leadership in strengthening the Jewish community is a family affair: he has served on the AJC board along with his mother, Maddy Unterberg of Dallas. In an AJC video recognizing the pair for their involvement, Craig Unterberg said that AJC “really embodies the mission and the philosophy” that his parents and grandparents have handed down. The video was shown to more than 2,500 attendees at the group’s Global Forum.

He also is serving this year in the Keystone Fellowship Program, which brings together 20 leaders and philanthropists from Jewish communities in New York for a series of seminars, sponsored by the Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations, the UJA Federation of New York and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

At Haynes and Boone, Unterberg chairs the Finance Practice Group and heads the firm’s New York-based Prime Brokerage and Equity Lending Practice Group. He has deep knowledge on U.S. margin regulations and advises a multitude of financial institutions and hedge funds. He has significant experience handling complex onshore and offshore margin facilities having worked on a large number of single stock and portfolio loan transactions to hedge funds, investment companies and private equity groups.

Unterberg also represents borrowers and lenders in the private equity, leveraged lending, asset-based and M&A financing spaces. He spends significant time handling loan restructurings and DIP facilities and regularly leads national CLE presentations on margin loans, inter-creditor agreements, forbearance agreements and bankruptcy matters relating to lending transactions.

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