Sidley Austin LLP

James F Conlan

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Jim Conlan is Chairman and Global Practice Leader of the firmwide Restructuring Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Representative (public) engagements include: Dynegy Holdings (client, Debtor);

Tribune Company (client, Debtor); RH Donnelley (client, Debtor); Smurfit-Stone Container (client, Debtor); Merisant (client, Debtor); Budget Rent A Car Corporation (client, Debtor); Meridian Automotive Systems (client, Debtor); Owens Corning (client, Debtor); Federal-Mogul Corporation, T&N Limited, et al. (client, Debtors); Pliant Corporation (client, Debtor); Sea Containers (client, Debtor); Pegasus Satellite Television (client, Debtor); Dow Corning Corporation (client, Baxter International, Inc., creditor and co-defendant); Florida Coast Paper Company (client, 50% Equity Holder); Pocket Communications, General Wireless, and Nextwave Personal Communications (client, Federal Communications Commission); ANC (Alamo and National Car Rental)(client, MBIA); Thorn Apple Valley (client, creditor and acquiror); Medshares (client, Unsecured Creditors’ Committee); Loewen Group, Inc. (out-of-court restructuring; client, senior debt syndicate); Lone Star Steel Company (client, Lone Star Technologies, Parent); One Financial Place (client, Debtor); Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (client, Unsecured Creditors’ Committee); Fairchild Aircraft Corporation (client, senior lenders); USG (client, senior lenders); El Paso Electric (client, Debtor).


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with honors; University of Iowa, B.S., with honors.