(Bankr. S.D. Tex.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc., and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 bankruptcy. Wesco is a leading global aerospace supplier and supply chain services provider.
(Bankr. D. Nev.) Counsel to a secured creditor in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Coin Cloud, a digital currency platform for buying and selling 40+ types of digital currencies with over 5,000 creditors and debts of over $100 million.
Counsel to an ad hoc group of holders of bonds issued and/or guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (constitutional debt) in connection with the first restructuring proceeding under the newly enacted Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. Working in coordination with other holders of constitutional debt, the ad hoc group has engaged in targeted litigation and efforts to negotiate a plan for the Commonwealth’s restructuring, while simultaneously defending attempts to invalidate more than $6 billion of the Commonwealth’s $18 billion of outstanding constitutional debt.
Counsel to an ad hoc group of unsecured notes issued by the Province of Neuquén in connection with its restructuring of more than $700 million of external indebtedness, consisting of both secured and unsecured dollar-denominated notes. The ad hoc group worked with the Province to achieve a consensual modification of its unsecured notes that provided the Province with near-term relief to assist it in navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and was broadly supported by the market.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the DIP lender and stalking horse bidder in chapter 15 proceedings pending in Delaware for Black Press, a Canadian media company.
(Bankr. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Clovis Oncology, Inc., and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Clovis is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing cancer treatments in the United States and abroad. Clovis filed for chapter 11 to implement a sale of their assets pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to Real Industry, Inc., Real Alloy Recycling, Inc., and their affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Real Industry is a holding company with approximately one billion dollars in tax attributes. Real Alloy, a subsidiary of Real Industry, is a large-scale recycler of aluminum with operations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The debtors collectively filed for chapter 11 to restructure approximately $400 million in funded debt obligations and approximately $75 million in other obligations. In May 2018, Real Industry’s chapter 11 plan, which preserved its tax attributes, went effective and Real Alloy closed a sale of all its assets and operations, preserving 2,000 jobs and critical business relationships.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Mediation counsel to the Kingate Funds, BVI–based feeder funds of Bernard L. Madoff Investments Securities, Inc. (BLMIS), in the settlement of $926 million in claims brought against the Funds by the Madoff Trustee. The settlement resulted in allowance of the Kingate Funds’ $800 million customer claim against the Madoff estate and a full 502(h) claim for transfers repaid to the BLMIS estate, which will unlock more than $400 million in value for the Kingate Funds’ investors.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors for international telecom company Avaya Inc. and its affiliated debtors. Avaya had more than $6 billion of secured debt at the time of its filing and was saddled with significant pension underfunding liabilities for its domestic and certain foreign affiliates.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, the largest global provider of integrated cancer care services. At the time of its filing, 21st Century Oncology had more than $1.1 billion of prepetition funded debt that it was seeking to restructure through its chapter 11 cases.
Kathi Pugh Pro Bono Service Award
Morrison Foerster 2023
President’s Pro Bono Service Award
New York State Bar Association 2023