Steve Zelin is a Partner and Head of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group in the Americas at PJT Partners, based in New York. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Mr. Zelin worked at Blackstone for 17 years as a Senior Managing Director. Previously, Mr. Zelin was with Ernst & Young, where he was a Partner in the firm’s Restructuring Group. Since 1988, Mr. Zelin has advised on all aspects of domestic and international formal and informal restructuring transactions across multiple industries. Examples of Mr. Zelin’s public assignments include Clearwire Corporation, Cumulus Media, Energy Future Holdings, Enron Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, iHeartMedia, JCPenney, Kerzner International, LightSquared, Verso Corporation, Walter Energy and Washington Mutual. Mr. Zelin is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary association of bankruptcy judges, lawyers and restructuring specialists whose members are admitted based upon achievements in the profession. He is a frequent lecturer on restructuring related topics at New York University and serves on its Board of Overseers. In addition, he serves on the boards of Her Justice and the University at Albany School of Business. Mr. Zelin received a BS in Accounting from the University at Albany and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.