Experience

    • GlaxoSmithKline, in obtaining a seven-figure verdict, after a jury trial, in a commercial dispute with a contractual counter-party; and in obtaining an eight-figure arbitration award, following trial, with another contractual counterparty.
    • The D. E. Shaw Group and Madison Dearborn Partners, as plaintiffs in litigation in New York Supreme Court asserting claims for breach of contract and damages arising from the sale of First Wind Holdings, LLC.
    • 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 winners of “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $1B to $5B)” at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for this representation.
    • American Airlines in litigation arising out of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    • J.C. Flowers in litigation brought by the MF Global bankruptcy trustee seeking to recover dividends paid in connection with preferred stock.
    • A class of minority sheet metal workers in winning a contempt judgment against their union, after a three-day trial, based on the union’s discriminatory practices and non-compliance with affirmative action orders. Debevoise handled this matter pro bono.
    • GoldenTree Asset Management in employment/ERISA litigation arising out of the bankruptcy of Source Home Entertainment.
    • The former General Counsel of Computer Associates in Department of Justice and SEC investigations of accounting irregularities.
    • The former President of North America sales for Lucent in litigation with the Company and the SEC.
    • A high-profile financial information content provider in an SEC investigation.

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law – Newark, 2000, J.D.
  • Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1997, B.A.