James A. Newton

James A. Newton

Education

University of Florida (BSBA, 2005)
Temple University (M.B.A., 2009)
Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2009)
St. John's University School of Law (LL.M., 2010)

Bar Admissions

Florida
New York

James Newton is an associate in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Newton clerked in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona, where he worked primarily with the Honorable Charles G. Case II. Mr. Newton also worked for Judges Allan L. Gropper and Burton R. Lifland in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as Judge Kevin J. Carey in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. Newton earned an LL.M. in Bankruptcy Law at St. John’s University, finishing first in his class. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. at Temple University and a B.S.B.A. in finance from the University of Florida.

In re UCI International, LLC, et al.
(Bankr. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of UCI International, one of North America's largest manufacturers of automotive replacement parts.
In re Walter Energy Inc., et al.
(Bankr. N.D. Ala.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates. Walter, a major producer of metallurgical coal, struggled as a result of the precipitous fall in the price of metallurgical coal in recent years and eventually was forced to seek bankruptcy protection in July 2015 in an effort to restructure its more than $3.1 billion in debt.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Represented ad hoc group of holders of tax-based bonds issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and certain of its instrumentalities in connection with Puerto Rico’s efforts to improve its fiscal situation.
In re Triad Guaranty Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Special counsel to Triad Guaranty Inc., the holding company of a mortgage insurance group, in its chapter 11 case filed in 2013.
In re Residential Capital, LLC, et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Acted as counsel to Residential Capital and its affiliates, comprising one of the largest residential real estate finance companies at the time of its chapter 11 filing, with assets and liabilities each in excess of $15 billion. The debtors’ business was comprised primarily of loan servicing and origination. Residential Capital was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2012 and the case represents the first time ever that a mortgage servicer was able to successfully continue servicing and originating mortgages in bankruptcy and be sold as a going concern.
In re The PMI Group, Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of mortgage insurer The PMI Group, Inc. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy.
In re UCI International, LLC, et al.
(Bankr. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of UCI International, one of North America's largest manufacturers of automotive replacement parts.
In re Walter Energy Inc., et al.
(Bankr. N.D. Ala.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Walter Energy, Inc. and its affiliates. Walter, a major producer of metallurgical coal, struggled as a result of the precipitous fall in the price of metallurgical coal in recent years and eventually was forced to seek bankruptcy protection in July 2015 in an effort to restructure its more than $3.1 billion in debt.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Represented ad hoc group of holders of tax-based bonds issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and certain of its instrumentalities in connection with Puerto Rico’s efforts to improve its fiscal situation.
In re Triad Guaranty Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Special counsel to Triad Guaranty Inc., the holding company of a mortgage insurance group, in its chapter 11 case filed in 2013.
In re Residential Capital, LLC, et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Acted as counsel to Residential Capital and its affiliates, comprising one of the largest residential real estate finance companies at the time of its chapter 11 filing, with assets and liabilities each in excess of $15 billion. The debtors’ business was comprised primarily of loan servicing and origination. Residential Capital was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2012 and the case represents the first time ever that a mortgage servicer was able to successfully continue servicing and originating mortgages in bankruptcy and be sold as a going concern.
In re The PMI Group, Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of mortgage insurer The PMI Group, Inc. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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