Elie J. Worenklein is a corporate counsel and a member of the firm’s Restructuring Group and Special Situations team. Mr. Worenklein’s practice ...
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- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a majority stake in the industrial businesses of Roper Technologies, which operates market-leading businesses that design and develop vertical software and application-specific products, in a transaction valued at $3.7 billion.
- Philippine Airlines in its filing for chapter 11 protection in New York to implement a comprehensive restructuring, which is supported by substantially all of its lenders, lessors, and aircraft and engine suppliers, as well as its majority shareholder, that will allow the company to successfully reorganize its finances and fleet to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and emerge as a leaner and better-capitalized airline. The transaction received the Restructuring Community Impact and the Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $5B) awards by The M&A Advisor at its 16th Annual Turnaround Awards, as well as AirFinance Journal’s Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year and Airline Economics’ Asia Pacific Restructuring Deal of the Year.
- Georgia-Pacific and Koch Industries in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Georgia-Pacific affiliate Bestwall in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
- McKinsey & Company in multiple bankruptcy proceedings relating to its disclosures as debtor advisor.
- Syncora Holdings, as insurer of power revenue bonds issued by PREPA, Puerto Rico’s troubled electric utility, including in connection with PREPA’s forbearance agreement, with more than 60% of the holders of its $8.3 billion of outstanding bonds.
- La Paloma Generating Company, a California-based power producer, in its $524 million Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, a plan for which was successfully confirmed following a disputed confirmation hearing.
- CHC Group, one of the largest global commercial helicopter service companies in the world, as aircraft counsel in its Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, in which CHC successfully restructured more than $2 billion in indebtedness. Debevoise was named joint winner of “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $1B to $5B)” at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for this representation.
- The Mortimer Sackler family group, former directors and shareholders of Purdue Pharma, Inc. and related entities, in prescription opioid litigation in various fora across the country and in the bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma, Inc., filed in the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court.
- Standard General in its highly publicized distressed investment in clothing manufacturer and distributor American Apparel. Debevoise also represented Standard General in American Apparel’s pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, and in its subsequent case filed in 2017.
- Oaktree Capital Management in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Energy Future Holdings and its subsidiaries. With over $49 billion in debt, EFH is the largest leveraged buyout ever to file for bankruptcy. Oaktree was one of the largest creditors in the case, holding over $2.9 billion of first lien debt.
- The International Trademark Association (INTA) in amicus briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in Mission Product Holdings v Tempnology.
- Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2011, J.D.
- Touro College, 2007, B.S.