Mr. Kaplan is a founder of Oaktree and the worldwide head of the Principal Group. The Principal Group manages over $10.2 billion in capital in control and significant minority positions. He joined Oaktree in 1995, having previously served as a managing director of TCW and portfolio manager of TCW Special Credits Fund V – The Principal Fund. Previously, Mr. Kaplan was a partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and was responsible for the 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 received a BS in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a JD from the New York University School of Law. Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Stephen A. Kaplan and other top speakers and celebrities.