Mr. Kaplan began serving as an Advisory Partner following his retirement from Oaktree in January 2017. Prior thereto, he was a Principal and the head of Oaktree’s Global Principal Group (which is now the Special Situations Group). He joined Oaktree in 1995, having previously served as a managing director of TCW and portfolio manager in the TCW Special Credits Group. Prior to joining TCW in 1993, Mr. Kaplan was a Partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and responsible for that firm’s East Coast bankruptcy and workout practice. During his career as an attorney, Mr. Kaplan specialized in transactions involving the purchase and sale of companies undergoing financial restructurings. He presently serves on the boards of Regal Entertainment Group, AdvancePierre Foods and Townsquare Media, Inc. Mr. Kaplan previously served on the boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.; Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd. and General Maritime Corporation. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of several private companies and nonprofit organizations, including the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and the New York University School of Law Foundation. Mr. Kaplan graduated with a B.S. degree in political science summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.
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