Gary Lee is co-chair of the firm’s Finance Department. He advises clients on domestic and international restructuring and insolvency matters in the United States, United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Lee acted as lead counsel to Residential Capital and its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases and represents several hedge funds in restructuring and liquidation proceedings, including several matters in the Madoff SIPA proceedings. Mr. Lee has been heavily involved in the implementation of foreign liquidations and schemes of arrangement in the United States and has been closely involved with issues arising under chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Notably, Mr. Lee represented two of the largest Icelandic banks in their restructuring proceedings in Iceland. Mr. Lee has acted as counsel to the acquirer—in and out of chapter 11—in several major international asset purchases of mining, smelting, and oil and gas operations.
Mr. Lee is a fellow of the American Bar Association, and former co-chair of the Transnational Bankruptcy Committee of the International Insolvency Institute. Additionally, he is a former member of the City Bar’s Insurance Law Committee, and is the former co-chair of its Insolvency Committee.
Mr. Lee was named an AmLaw Dealmaker of the Year for 2014 in recognition of his work in Residential Capital's chapter 11 case. He is listed as a leading lawyer for Bankruptcy & Restructuring in Chambers Global and Chambers USA, where he is described as an “incredibly talented” cross-border practitioner and a highly regarded restructuring expert with notable skills in matters involving multijurisdictional proceedings, and those involving the insurance sector. Turnarounds & Workouts named him an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer for 2012 and 2013, an honor that is awarded to only twelve attorneys nationwide on an annual basis. The Legal 500 US recommends Mr. Lee as a “highly technical and extremely responsive” corporate restructuring lawyer. He was honored as “Person of the Year” by the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies in 2011 for his work on the GTE RE liquidation. Mr. Lee was cited in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.
Chambers USA Described as an “incredibly talented” cross-border practitioner
Legal 500 US Recommended as a “highly technical and extremely responsive” corporate restructuring lawyer
AmLaw Global Finance Deal of the Year Named a 2016 Global Finance Deal of the Year winner in recognition of his work in the restructuring of Icelandic Bank Landsbanki
AmLaw Dealmaker of the Year Named a 2014 Dealmaker of the Year in recognition of his work in Residential Capital’s chapter 11 case
Turnarounds & Workouts Named an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer in 2012 and 2013
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