Experience

Outside General Counsel to Nonprofits Across a Wide Range of Legal Needs

Counsel to various nonprofits, including service as a general counsel to a national nonprofit trade group, in all aspects of operations, including employment (volunteer and employee handbook), governance, and leading the wind-down under state law of two large nonprofits after a crisis resulted in insolvency.

Counsel to Oil and Gas Companies in Bankruptcy, Shipping and Maritime Matters

Counsel to various oil and gas industry companies, including one of the largest worldwide petroleum companies, in issues involving both upstream and downstream sectors, in bankruptcy matters, and matters involving shipping and maritime law.

National Bankruptcy Counsel to One of the Largest Global Roof and Building Materials Companies

Served as counsel to various companies in the building trades, including national bankruptcy counsel to one of the largest roof and building materials companies in the world.

Lead Counsel in Bankruptcy, Largest Rolling Stock Auction in the Past 30 Years

Served as lead counsel to the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in transportation bankruptcy involving the largest rolling stock auction in the last 30 years and the going concern sales of two premium service regional truckload carriers.

Investigation and Cross-Border Recovery of Assets in Transportation Bankruptcy

Served as lead counsel to the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in transportation bankruptcy involving a fraudulent logistics company scheme with losses in excess of $100 million and which required investigation and recovery of assets domestically and cross border.

Counsel to 40+ National Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Companies in Bankruptcy

Served as counsel to various transportation and logistics companies in bankruptcy; and as defense counsel in bankruptcy litigation, including more than 40 national trucking and transportation companies sued for fraudulent transfers in the bankruptcy, in which he attained nuisance settlements or dismissals for all clients in the litigation.

Protection of IP Rights and Strategic Partnerships in Fortune 500 Tech, Science Bankruptcies

Counsel to various Fortune 500 technology- and science-based companies with issues in bankruptcy involving protection of intellectual property rights and key strategic partnerships.

100% Recovery for Unsecured Creditors

Served as co-counsel to the Unsecured Creditors Committee in bankruptcies, which resulted in 100% recovery for unsecured creditors.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Public Agribusiness Company Following Chinese Reverse Merger

Served as lead counsel for the equity committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a publicly traded agribusiness company which was the result of Chinese reverse merger that resulted in the successful sale of U.S.-based assets, assets in China, and a global settlement with the company, secured creditors, SEC, class action plaintiffs and unsecured creditors. This resulted in a successful distribution to shareholders in an insolvent company that had little hope of recovery due to massive securities fraud in the U.S. and China.

Cross-Border Bankruptcies and Chapter 15 Matters

Served as counsel to various parties in cross-border bankruptcies, including foreign representatives in Chapter 15 matters.

Privacy and Data Security Counsel to Businesses In and Outside of Bankruptcy

Representation of clients both inside and outside of bankruptcy regarding privacy laws and cybersecurity, including defense of class actions and related collateral attacks in business courts such as the Delaware Chancery Court against officers and directors.

$50 Million Settlement for Multinational Telecom Company’s Former Employees with Disabilities in Light of Bankruptcy

Served as lead counsel for the Official Committee of Long Term Disability Participants in the bankruptcies of a multinational telecom company, in which he secured a settlement of more than $50 million for the company’s former employees with permanent disabilities.

Special Litigation Counsel in Largest Bank Insolvency in U.S. History

Served as special litigation counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a bank holding company. This was the largest bank insolvency in U.S. history, which resulted in a $7 billion settlement with the FDIC and J.P. Morgan.

Restructuring and Sale of Global Staffing Business to Two Japanese Companies

Served as counsel in the restructuring and sale of a global staffing business, comprising international entities, in two separate transactions, to a tech-focused staffing company and human resources company, both based in Japan.

Counsel to Secured Creditor in Beer Distributorship Bankruptcy

Served as counsel to mortgage lender in Chapter 11 of Central Illinois closely held beer distributor.

Counsel to Secured Creditor in Farming Operation Litigation and Bankruptcy

Served as lead and trial counsel to lender in federal litigation for breach of contract, fraud, and replevin and for non-dischargeability and defense of lien avoidance in subsequent bankruptcy.

Counsel to Insured Mortgagee Defeating Bankruptcy Trustee Avoidance Action

Served as counsel to insured under lender’s policy successfully defeating bankruptcy trustee’s lien avoidance adversary complaint.

Counsel to Secured Lender in Commercial Restructuring of Multiple Loans

Served as counsel to secured lender in workout of numerous loans secured by real estate and properties located in Development District.

Co-counsel to Foresight Energy, Affiliated Debtors in Chapter 11 Proceedings

Serving as co-counsel to Foresight Energy LP, a producer of thermal coal, and 30 affiliated debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Counsel to Consulting Firm in Toy Retailer Bankruptcy

Served as counsel to a global consulting firm in the bankruptcy proceedings of one of the world's largest toy retailers.

Preference Action Defense for Public Utilities

Representation of public utilities in the defense of preference actions. 

Delaware Counsel to Computer Data Storage Products Manufacturer in Bankruptcy

Delaware counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in bankruptcy cases for a computer data storage products manufacturer.

Delaware Counsel in Specialty Pharma Company Bankruptcy

Delaware counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy cases for a specialty pharmaceutical company.

Representation in Massachusetts-Based Pizza Chain Bankruptcy

Served as representation for landlord and committee member in the bankruptcy cases of a Massachusetts-based pizza restaurant chain.

Bankruptcy Counsel to Teamsters and Transportation Industry Pension Fund in Bankruptcy

Served as lead bankruptcy counsel to teamsters and a transportation industry pension fund in bankruptcy cases.

Lead Debtor’s Counsel to Real Estate Company in Chapter 11

Lead debtor’s counsel to real estate company in Chapter 11 proceeding.

Bankruptcy Counsel for Fortune 10 Tech Retailer

Represented a Fortune 10 American technology retailer in bankruptcy. Advised and assisted the client on many issues, including rejection, assignment and assumption of executory contracts, intellectual property license and privacy issues.

Counsel to Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors Across Industries

Served as counsel to numerous official committees of unsecured creditors across industries including transportation, professional services, and agribusiness and food.

Defense Counsel for Employee Retirement Investment Funds in Two of the Largest Fraudulent Conveyance Actions in History

Served as defense counsel for employee retirement investment funds of a Fortune 100 company in two of the largest fraudulent conveyance actions in history, filed in the Southern District of New York.

$3.5 Million Allowed Claim Against Debtor Estate in Whistleblower/Wrongful Termination Action

Counsel for a former employee in a whistleblower/wrongful termination action in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, which resulted in a $3.5 million allowed claim against the debtor’s estate.

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