President & Chief Operating Officer
Dan McElhinney has held a diverse range of executive, operational and legal roles in the restructuring industry over the past 17 years. Notably, before co-founding Acumen, Dan served as Managing Director of Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC, with executive responsibility for the overall performance and management of day-to-day operations of the claims agent business. Prior to that, Dan was an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he advised debtors, secured and unsecured creditors and other parties in interest in complex restructuring cases. Dan played a significant role in Willkie’s representation of Converse, Inc., CoreComm New York, Inc., Maxxim Medical Group, Inc., Classic Communications, Inc. and Episcopal Health Services in their respective chapter 11 cases. Also while at Willkie, Dan represented former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo in his role as mediator in the Johns-Manville Corporation bankruptcy case. Dan was a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gonzalez, Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of New York, from 1997 through 1999. He is a member of The American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. Dan graduated from Hamilton College and holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.