King & Spalding LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading bankruptcy group that represents a variety of financial institutions, such as banks, hedge funds and private equity firms in workout and restructuring matters both in and out of court. Noted for its broad-ranging sector strengths across retail, manufacturing, energy and healthcare, and represents a good choice of counsel for high-stakes cross-border bankruptcy cases. Also noted for its handling of distressed M&A and insolvency litigation. Expertise extends to multinational workouts, including those occurring in the Middle East, Europe and Russia.

Strengths One individual notes that the team is "very well-connected, talented and versatile."

Clients view them as "the top restructuring firm in the Atlanta market."

Work highlights Acted for Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group as senior term loan lender in connection to the Chapter 11 cases of Gymboree Group and affiliates.

Notable practitioners

Austin Jowers
is adept at handling an array of matters for both individual and group creditors, as well as frequently advising on distressed transactions. "He is thoughtful, attentive to the details and anticipates the direction a case is going to take," according to interviewees.

Jeffrey Dutson
is increasingly commended for his handling of both debtor- and creditor-side mandates. His experience includes advising on Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts.

Mark Maloney
has expertise in managing a wide range of proceedings, including Chapter 11 and 15 restructurings. He is held in high regard for his bankruptcy litigation capabilities. Sources commend his "knowledge and expertise in the bankruptcy process" and note he "is able to execute matters in a timely manner."

Paul Ferdinands
comes recommended as an "extremely talented lawyer" who has "a client-first mentality." He is particularly experienced in distressed M&A, while also handling out-of-court restructurings and courtroom proceedings.

Sarah Borders
is a highly accomplished lawyer with first-class experience in handling out-of-court restructurings, Chapter 11 proceedings and debt disputes. Sources note that "she is exceptional both in the technical and the pragmatic sides of bankruptcy work."

Thaddeus Wilson
takes on a range of bankruptcy litigation, acting for secured creditors such as major multinational banks. Clients note that he "keeps you informed in a timely manner and helps you navigate complex processes."