Lorenzo Marinuzzi

Lorenzo Marinuzzi

Education

Fordham University (B.A., 1993)
Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1996)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Lorenzo Marinuzzi is global co-chair of the firmwide Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group. He specializes in the representation of debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees in bankruptcy cases, workouts, and litigation throughout the country. His cases have spanned a number of industries, including airline and cargo transportation, mortgage origination and servicing, retail, banking and finance, energy, telecommunications, and oil and gas.

Mr. Marinuzzi is currently representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 case of Avaya, Inc. His recently concluded engagements include representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in Peabody Energy, Inc. case, HOVENSA LLC, as the debtor, in its chapter 11 case, and the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 case of UCI International, Inc.

Mr. Marinuzzi is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA and has also been recommended by The Legal 500 US. He is ranked in The Deal’s Top Bankruptcy Lawyers, by volume (U.S. only) (Fourth Quarter, 2013) and was designated by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer for 2007 and 2011, and an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer for 2016.

Mr. Marinuzzi received his B.A. from Fordham University in 1993 and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1996. While earning his law degree at Fordham, he was a staff member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

In re Avaya, Inc., et al.
(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.
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 Maxus Energy Corporation, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.). Counsel to Maxus Energy Corporation and four affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Maxus and its affiliated debtors are engaged primarily in the business of managing various oil and gas-related interests, as well as providing environmental remediation management services. The companies have significant environmental remediation obligations and litigation liabilities.
In re Peabody Energy, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. E.D. Mo.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately owned coal producer, and 153 of its subsidiaries, which collectively held $10.1 billion in prepetition debt.
In re SunEdison, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Special counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
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.
In re HOVENSA LLC
(Bankr. D.V.I.) Counsel to HOVENSA LLC, once owner of one of the ten largest oil refineries in the world, in its chapter 11 case. At the time of its bankruptcy filing, HOVENSA had approximately $2 billion of prepetition indebtedness, exclusive of significant legacy liabilities primarily in the form of environmental obligations, pension obligations, and retiree benefits.
In re Patriot Coal Corporation, et al.
(Bankr. E.D. Va.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Patriot Coal Corporation, a leading producer and marketer of metallurgical and thermal coal in the eastern U.S. with approximately 2,900 active employees at the time of filing, approximately $791 million in prepetition funded debt, and significant legacy liabilities (primarily in the form of retiree benefits, pension obligations, and environmental obligations).
In re Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of TCEH unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its affiliates, which filed for bankruptcy in April 2014. This is the 10th largest bankruptcy in U.S. history with the debtors holding approximately $40 billion in debt.
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 MF Global Holdings Ltd., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to Louis J. Freeh, former Federal Judge and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as chapter 11 trustee for MF Global in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. With $41 billion in assets at the time of filing, MF Global was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2011 and the eighth-largest in U.S. history. This case involves a wind-down of an extremely complex global operation and the realization of value from various entities in the MF Global Group, many of which are in their own administration or liquidation proceedings domestically and internationally.
In re Pinnacle Airlines Corp., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., et al. Pinnacle Airlines operates as Delta Connection for Delta Airlines, the Debtors’ largest customer and post-petition lender. At the time of filing of their bankruptcy petitions on April 1, 2012, the Debtors had 8,000 employees, over $1 billion in annual revenue and operated over 800 flights a day.
In re Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of the Los Angeles Dodgers in its chapter 11 bankruptcy. A plan of reorganization was confirmed by the bankruptcy court on April 13, 2012, pursuant to which the baseball team was sold for a record $2 billion. Unsecured creditors received a 100% cash recovery under the plan, in what is the largest and most successful restructuring of a sports franchise in U.S. history.
In re Mesa Air Group, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Mesa Air Group, Inc.. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
In re Caribbean Petroleum Corp., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Caribbean Petroleum Corp., one of the primary importers and distributors of petroleum products in Puerto Rico, in its chapter 11 case. We successfully negotiated a $24 million insurance buy back from Caribbean Petroleum's liability insurance carrier for the benefit of general unsecured creditors.
In re Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. D. Haw.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Hawaiian Telcom, the leading provider of telecommunications services in the State of Hawaii.
In re Avaya, Inc., et al.
(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.
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 Maxus Energy Corporation, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.). Counsel to Maxus Energy Corporation and four affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Maxus and its affiliated debtors are engaged primarily in the business of managing various oil and gas-related interests, as well as providing environmental remediation management services. The companies have significant environmental remediation obligations and litigation liabilities.
In re Peabody Energy, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. E.D. Mo.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately owned coal producer, and 153 of its subsidiaries, which collectively held $10.1 billion in prepetition debt.
In re SunEdison, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Special counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
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.
In re HOVENSA LLC
(Bankr. D.V.I.) Counsel to HOVENSA LLC, once owner of one of the ten largest oil refineries in the world, in its chapter 11 case. At the time of its bankruptcy filing, HOVENSA had approximately $2 billion of prepetition indebtedness, exclusive of significant legacy liabilities primarily in the form of environmental obligations, pension obligations, and retiree benefits.
In re Patriot Coal Corporation, et al.
(Bankr. E.D. Va.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Patriot Coal Corporation, a leading producer and marketer of metallurgical and thermal coal in the eastern U.S. with approximately 2,900 active employees at the time of filing, approximately $791 million in prepetition funded debt, and significant legacy liabilities (primarily in the form of retiree benefits, pension obligations, and environmental obligations).
In re Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of TCEH unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its affiliates, which filed for bankruptcy in April 2014. This is the 10th largest bankruptcy in U.S. history with the debtors holding approximately $40 billion in debt.
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 MF Global Holdings Ltd., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to Louis J. Freeh, former Federal Judge and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as chapter 11 trustee for MF Global in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. With $41 billion in assets at the time of filing, MF Global was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2011 and the eighth-largest in U.S. history. This case involves a wind-down of an extremely complex global operation and the realization of value from various entities in the MF Global Group, many of which are in their own administration or liquidation proceedings domestically and internationally.
In re Pinnacle Airlines Corp., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Pinnacle Airlines Corp., et al. Pinnacle Airlines operates as Delta Connection for Delta Airlines, the Debtors’ largest customer and post-petition lender. At the time of filing of their bankruptcy petitions on April 1, 2012, the Debtors had 8,000 employees, over $1 billion in annual revenue and operated over 800 flights a day.
In re Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of the Los Angeles Dodgers in its chapter 11 bankruptcy. A plan of reorganization was confirmed by the bankruptcy court on April 13, 2012, pursuant to which the baseball team was sold for a record $2 billion. Unsecured creditors received a 100% cash recovery under the plan, in what is the largest and most successful restructuring of a sports franchise in U.S. history.
In re Mesa Air Group, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Mesa Air Group, Inc.. in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
In re Caribbean Petroleum Corp., et al.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Caribbean Petroleum Corp., one of the primary importers and distributors of petroleum products in Puerto Rico, in its chapter 11 case. We successfully negotiated a $24 million insurance buy back from Caribbean Petroleum's liability insurance carrier for the benefit of general unsecured creditors.
In re Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc., et al.
(Bankr. D. Haw.) Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Hawaiian Telcom, the leading provider of telecommunications services in the State of Hawaii.

Mr. Marinuzzi is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA and has also been recommended by The Legal 500 US. He is ranked in The Deal’s Top Bankruptcy Lawyers, by volume (U.S. only) (Fourth Quarter, 2013) and was designated by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer for 2007 and 2011, and an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer for 2016.

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