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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Talented group of restructuring attorneys with extensive experience in handling debtor-side engagements. Undertakes a broad range of Chapter 11 representations, and is a popular choice for parties to distressed investments. Also noted for its creditor-side expertise, acting for financial institutions and private equity funds in courtroom and out-of-court proceedings. Noted strength in complex, cross-border mandates.

Strengths

One source notes the lawyers' "excellent collaborative effort."

An interviewee reports: "They are very user-friendly and incredibly competent. They hit the ground running, put the team together quickly and really dig into the matter. They provide the best service possible."

Work highlights

Continued to represent an ad hoc group of senior noteholders holding more than $1.6 billion of unsecured notes in Hertz in the company's Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Brett Miller is recognized for his expertise acting on behalf of noteholders in Chapter 11 cases, with experience across the energy, retail, aviation and manufacturing sectors.
"He can find commercial solutions and he's good in court."

Cochair of the bankruptcy and restructuring team Matthew Feldman regularly handles Chapter 11 proceedings and distressed M&A, and has recent experience acting for clients in the retail and energy sectors.
"He is an excellent negotiator and does well for his client." "A very smart lawyer who is constructive in his approach to bankruptcy."

Rachel Strickland is noted for her expertise in bankruptcy matters, such as Chapter 11 proceedings and restructurings. She acts for a range of clients including bondholders, lenders and committees of mass tort claimants.
"She is a very good advocate for her client and has good commercial sense." "She is outstanding in court."

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Overview

Willkie’s Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department is a global practice comprised of 35 attorneys with market-leading capabilities in all aspects of business and financial restructurings and insolvency matters.  Our integrated U.S. and European restructuring professionals offer the hands-on, results-driven experience that today’s distressed situations demand.  We are held in high regard for our responsiveness and proven experience in complex multi-lateral cross-border restructurings (both in and out of court).  We represent a broad spectrum of clients in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and other key European jurisdictions.

Our team is known for its ability to evaluate quickly the restructuring challenges facing distressed companies and their creditors. We employ creativity, practical legal judgment and an interdisciplinary approach to obtain our clients’ desired results efficiently.  Through our decades of shared experience and by leveraging the knowledge of Willkie’s complementary practice groups, we provide our clients with real-time, realistic assessments of the likely range of obtainable outcomes and the most effective path forward.  We wield our firmly established credibility in court and with other restructuring professionals to forge consensus in highly contentious situations. In circumstances where consensus among stakeholders is not possible, we are well prepared to litigate to best serve our clients’ interests.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Location

787 Seventh Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019-6099

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Brett H Miller
Band 3
Matthew A Feldman
Band 2
Rachel C Strickland
Band 4