Dennis L. Jenkins

Dennis L. Jenkins

Education

Brigham Young University (B.A., 1994)
Boston College Law School (J.D., 1997)

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New York

Dennis Jenkins is a partner in the firm’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group. His practice includes representing debtors, creditors’ committees, ad hoc bondholder groups, individual creditors, and other interested parties in major domestic and international corporate and debt restructurings, exchanges, distressed mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Jenkins has extensive experience in debt finance, counterparty risk,  distressed corporate transactions, derivatives, securities transactions, and other domestic and international financial transactions.

Since 2008, Mr. Jenkins has been recognized in the area of structured finance law by Best Lawyers in America. He was named a Massachusetts leader in bankruptcy law in the 2011–2017 editions of Chambers USA, where clients noted his “availability, flexibility and understanding.”

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2016, Mr. Jenkins’ representative matters included serving as counsel to:

  • Ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders of EPL Oil & Gas in the chapter 11 proceedings of Energy XXI Ltd., et al.
  • Ad hoc group of creditors in the chapter 11 proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., et al.
  • Official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 proceedings of Altegrity, Inc., et al.
  • Indenture trustee for first lien notes, and ad hoc group of first lien noteholders, in the chapter 11 proceedings of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings, et al.
  • Ad hoc group of noteholders in successful exchange negotiations regarding a $1.2 billion series of bonds issued by a major U.S. exploration & production company.
  • Ad hoc group of term loan lenders in successful consent negotiations regarding a $1.8 billion tranche of term loans issued by one of the largest U.S. coal companies.
  • European banks in connection with the sale of more than $1.2 billion of commercial loans secured by U.S. commercial real estate assets.
  • TransUnion in connection with the acquisition of big data analytics and information assets of TLO, LLC (a Hank Asher company), through a section 363 sale.
  • Ad hoc group of noteholders in out-of-court restructuring negotiations with a “top 50” U.S. trucking company.
  • Ad hoc group of noteholders in a successful exchange of more than $1.5 billion in unsecured notes issued by multinational technology company for a new series of senior secured notes.
  • Official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 proceedings of Getty Petroleum Marketing,
    et al.
  • Intel Corporation in connection with the bankruptcy and dissolution of its corporate jet fleet operator.
  • Constar International, Inc., a leading supplier of PET containers, in connection with its pre-arranged bankruptcy reorganization plan.
  • Ad hoc group of holders in the chapter 11 case of Reader’s Digest, et al. 
  • First Marblehead Corporation and its affiliates in connection with the chapter 11 case of The Education Resources Institute, Inc., a guarantor of more than $20 billion in student loans.
  • Major U.S. bank in connection with review in all 50 states of its servicing operations for borrowers in bankruptcy.
  • Arch Wireless, Inc., and its affiliates, a wireless messaging service provider, in a successful chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Ad hoc group of secured noteholders in the U.S. and Mexican restructuring proceedings of Satélites Mexicanos.
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in the chapter 11 case of Northwest Airlines.
  • Ad hoc group of secured debt holders in the chapter 11 case of McLeodUSA Incorporated, et al.
  • KB Toys and its affiliates in their chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Quaker Fabric Corporation and its affiliate in connection with their chapter 11 cases and the sale of substantially all of their assets.
In re Ciber, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.). Counsel to Ciber, Inc. and its affiliated debtors, industry leaders in information technology, consulting, and outsourcing services, in their chapter 11 cases. Advised the companies in the successful 363 sale of substantially all of their North American and Indian assets for $90.7 million, nearly doubling the initial stalking horse bid, and assisted with the development of a liquidating plan providing for the distribution of sale proceeds and remaining value to stakeholders.
In re Ciber, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.). Counsel to Ciber, Inc. and its affiliated debtors, industry leaders in information technology, consulting, and outsourcing services, in their chapter 11 cases. Advised the companies in the successful 363 sale of substantially all of their North American and Indian assets for $90.7 million, nearly doubling the initial stalking horse bid, and assisted with the development of a liquidating plan providing for the distribution of sale proceeds and remaining value to stakeholders.

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