Russell Heller is an associate in the Business Restructuring + Insolvency Group in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster.
Mr. Heller earned his J.D. at Cornell Law School, where he was a managing editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. As a law student, Mr. Heller interned in the Enforcement Division of the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Election Commission. He earned his B.S. at Northwestern University.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Heller served as a law clerk to, successively, the Honorable Kevin J. Carey and the Honorable Laurie Selber Silverstein, United States Bankruptcy Judges for the District of Delaware.
In re Real Industry, Inc.(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.
In re Armstrong Energy, Inc., et al.(Bankr. E.D. Mo.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of leading coal producer Armstrong Energy, Inc. Armstrong Energy had over $410 million in prepetition obligations at the time of its filing. The case concluded with a plan of reorganization supported by the official committee that is expected to provide a significant recovery for general unsecured creditors.
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