We organize the firm's lawyers into a number of highly specialized practice groups capable of responding effectively, efficiently and expeditiously to our clients' increasingly diverse needs. Our practice groups, however, do not operate in isolation; teams of lawyers from any number of these specialized groups often work together to provide a seamless interdisciplinary approach that we find critical to effective problem solving.
Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
The Firm has extensive experience in complex litigation arising from corporate bankruptcy proceedings, including representation of equity and debt investors in both reorganizations and liquidations, working with debtors, creditor committees and trustee representatives to negotiate and structure Chapter 7 and 11 plans, and all ancillary proceedings such as prosecuting and defending adversary actions. The Firm currently serves on the Defense Committee in the Tribune Fraudulent Conveyance actions arising out of the Tribune Company’s 2008 leveraged buy-out transaction, naming as defendants the thousands of disinterested former shareholders who tendered shares in the transaction. The Firm has over the years had important roles in bankruptcy proceedings involving companies including Global Crossing, Enron, Refco, MF Global, American Banknote, Tremont Group Holdings and OMC. Our recent retentions include representing hedge funds and other sophisticated investors seeking to purchase equity estate, claims and special assets in bankrupt companies. Our experience and proven ability to provide innovative and practical solutions to clients involved in a diversity of distressed situations across a variety of industries draws on our capabilities and professional talents in other departments within the Firm including securities, corporate, M&A and litigation.