Experience

    • D. E. Shaw and Madison Dearborn Partners, as holders of exchangeable notes and other claims against SunEdison, in a complex transaction related to the $2.4 billion sale of wind farm operator First Wind, and D. E. Shaw as a member of the official committee of unsecured creditors in SunEdison’s Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • Standard General in its contested stalking-horse bid to acquire certain RadioShack assets and related transactions and litigations.
    • Standard General in litigation arising from its 2014 investment in American Apparel, and related agreements between Standard General, the company, and its former Chief Executive Officer, Dov Charney.
    • NexBank as agent for lenders, Oaktree Capital Management, Centerbridge and Five Mile, in litigation to enforce guarantees with a Las Vegas real estate investment.
    • Culligan, its directors, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and its Fund VI in a derivative action brought by Culligan franchise dealers in New York Supreme Court, alleging fraudulent conveyances and breach of fiduciary duty.
    • A major pharmaceutical company in litigation alleging material breaches and unilateral termination of a commercial supply agreement for the development and manufacture of a vaccine.
    • 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.
    • JC Flowers in litigation brought by the MF Global bankruptcy trustee seeking to recover dividends paid in connection with preferred stock.
    • Notz, Stucki et Cie, its directors, and related entities, in litigation related to substantial investments with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, in obtaining dismissal of investor class action litigation purporting to assert claims for fraud and breach of common law duties relating to one of the firm's managed funds, and in adversary proceedings brought by the Trustee of the BLMIS estate in the bankruptcy proceeding.
    • Lazard in the development and defense of its valuation opinions in numerous recent chapter 11 cases.
    • Dennis Kozlowski, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tyco International, in connection with a variety of securities, ERISA, individual, class and shareholder derivative actions consolidated in the District of New Hampshire, and in litigation with Tyco regarding the termination of his employment.
    • The independent directors of funds advised by two mutual fund advisers in various matters, including advice on issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, and in civil litigation.
    • A private equity firm and one of its portfolio companies in the company’s spin-off of certain aspects of its business, as permitted under its financing agreements.
    • A private equity firm and its portfolio companies in various matters, including advice regarding credit and asset-backed securitization agreements, litigation regarding the sale of a portfolio company to a Fortune 100 company and arbitration regarding a portfolio company’s core agreement with its franchisees.
    • Various funds sued in “clawback” lawsuits following the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.
    • Various banks named as defendants in “mistake” actions brought by Fairfield Sentry Limited and affiliated funds.
    • Two private equity firms in investigations by the New York State Attorney General regarding the tax treatment of firms’ management fees.
    • A global financial institution in multiple state and federal regulatory proceedings arising from mortgage servicing and foreclosure issues, as well as securitization and underwriting practices.
    • A hedge fund advisor and its managing member on various matters, including potential litigation involving the purchase and sale of an ownership interest in the advisor.
    • Robert Jones, formerly Chief Risk Officer of Amaranth Advisors, a Greenwich, CT-based hedge fund, in a regulatory investigation by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission, as well as in his defense in a securities fraud action brought by the San Diego County Employee's Retirement Association (an investor in Amaranth) in connection with Amaranth's loss of billions of dollars under management in September 2006.
    • AIA Group as a defendant in the “flip clause” litigation brought by Lehman Brothers Special Financing in the Lehman bankruptcy cases.

Education

  • Yale Law School, 2001, J.D.
  • Amherst College, 1998, B.A.