Experience

    • 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 and AMR, as special aircraft counsel, in their successful Chapter 11 proceedings involving the restructuring of complex financing arrangements relating to more than 400 aircraft generating savings in excess of $1.8 billion and to the raising of more than $9 billion of new financing through various capital markets, syndicated lending and other financing transactions. This restructuring was honored by Turnarounds & Workouts as one of a dozen “Successful Restructurings – 2013.”
    • Altegrity, a global, diversified risk and information services company, together with its operating businesses Kroll, HireRight and USIS, in their pre-negotiated Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, in which they successfully restructured more than $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness.
    • OSX in the complex cross-border restructuring of OSX Brasil, a member of the Eike Batista “X group,” in which OSX and its subsidiaries consensually restructured more than $2 billion in funded debt and trade obligations.
    • Oaktree Capital Management, with TPG Capital and JH Investments, in their $955 million acquisition of the North American businesses of Taylor Wimpey.
    • GoldenTree Asset Management and various funds under its management in the out-of-court restructuring and corporate reorganization of Source Home Entertainment.
    • Delta Air Lines and Comair, as special aircraft counsel, in their successful Chapter 11 proceedings, involving the refinancing of more than 275 aircraft via new debt or lease arrangements, the return or other disposition of more than 140 aircraft, the elimination of four aircraft types from Delta’s fleet and the litigation of substantial aircraft financing claims.
    • Oaktree Capital Management and Avenue Capital Group, in the acquisition, with Anschutz Corp. and Starwood Capital Group, of the assets of Sea Island Resort through its Chapter 11 case.
    • Justice Gary S. Stein, as trustee and conservator of the Tropicana Atlantic City, in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of Tropicana Entertainment LLC and the sale of the Atlantic City casino.
    • Globo Comunicações E Participações, Brazil’s leading media conglomerate, in its successful out-of-court restructuring of $1.5 billion of international and Brazilian bonds and bank debt pursuant to a ground-breaking use of a Dutch auction and mandatory purchase structure.
    • Leiner Health Products in its purchase of Pharmaceutical Formulations in a Chapter 11 sale.
    • Numerous large suppliers to distressed companies in various sectors both in and out of bankruptcy and in cross-border insolvencies.
    • Advising the mortgage certificate holder in the Chapter 11 case of Extended Stay Hotels.
    • MIG, Inc., as special corporate and litigation counsel to the debtor in its Chapter 11 case.
    • Oaktree Capital Management, as mezzanine lender, in the challenging and successful out-of-court restructuring of an after-market parts distributor.
    • North Castle Partners in the sale of Naked Juice Company, a leader in the fast growing super premium juice category, to PepsiCo.
    • North Castle Partners in the $650 million recapitalization of Leiner Health Products.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Princeton University, B.S.