Mitchell I. Sonkin is a managing director at MBIA Insurance Corporation responsible for insured portfolio management and government relations. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Policy Committee, a Vice President of MBIA Inc. and a member of the Board of MBIA Insurance Corporation and Capital Markets Assurance Corporation.
Before joining MBIA, Mr. Sonkin was a senior partner at the international law firm, King & Spalding, where he was co-chair of King & Spalding’s Financial Restructuring Group and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. He has over 26 years experience in U.S. and international reorganizations representing a diverse clientele in a wide range of financial restructurings, corporate reorganizations and insolvency matters, and has served as a court appointed examiner. In particular, he played a significant role in complex utility, healthcare and insurance company reorganizations and served as chief counsel in the rehabilitations of Mutual Benefit Life and Confederation Life Insurance (U.S.).
Mr. Sonkin has lectured and served on panels on such topics as distressed debt trading, utility restructurings and life insurance company reorganizations. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Sonkin was senior partner and co-chair of the Financial Restructuring Department at the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Mr. Sonkin is a cum laude graduate of the Temple University College of Liberal Arts where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science and currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Visitors. He received his J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law where he is a member of the Board of Advisors. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.