Big Law firms are indicating that after a decline in activity in the first half of the year, bankruptcies and related financial transactions are expected to roar back.

In response to anticipated demand, Akerman has added McGuireWoods bankruptcy partner John Thompson, while Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has brought on the former co-leader of Vedder Price’s insolvency, bankruptcy and reorganization group on the West Coast, Scott Olson.