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Alumni in Residence with James Doak J.D./M.B.A. ’99 of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC

March 27, 2024

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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James Doak

Wednesday, March 27, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

The Alumni in Residence program connects current HLS students with accomplished HLS alumni for one-on-one career mentoring and advice. You’re invited to meet with James Doak J.D./M.B.A. ’99 during his virtual office hours. Sign up for a 20-minute Zoom appointment.


James Doak J.D./M.B.A. ’99

James Doak is Head and Managing Director of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, the restructuring investment bankers of Stifel Financial. Mr. Doak’s experience includes advising clients on M&A, financing and restructuring transactions, including Gymboree, Aéropostale, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., Sequential Brands, and dozens of other companies in retail, consumer goods, gaming, distribution, telecommunications, energy and other industries. Three of James’s largest assignments have been working with the City of Detroit in its precedent setting Chapter 9 bankruptcy; the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation, which operates the Foxwoods Casino; and several creditor groups around Puerto Rico’s ongoing financing restructuring.

James is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and a frequent panelist at industry conferences. James recently served on the Federal Judiciary’s Chapter 9 Roundtable and has authored several articles on corporate and retail distress and turnaround leadership. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Heat and Warmth Fund, a leading non-profit provider of utility assistance to Michigan residents in need and is the alumni Treasurer and a member of the alumni board of the Harvard Krokodiloes.

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