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Corporate Restructurings

  • GenOn Energy – counsel to parent company, NRG Energy, in the restructuring of its wholly-owned subsidiaries (with approximately $4 billion of debt)
  • West Virginia oil & gas producer – representation of large producer in out-of-court restructuring
  • New Gulf Resources, LLC – lead debtor's counsel for an E&P oil and gas company in its pre-negotiated chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Hercules Offshore, Inc. – debtor's counsel for an offshore contract drilling and liftboat services company in the oil and gas industry in its prepackaged chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Global Geophysical Services – lead debtor's counsel for seismic-services companies in the oil and gas industry, including the first foreign-recognition proceeding of a chapter 11 restructuring case in Colombia
  • The Pacific Lumber Company – lead debtor's counsel for timber harvesting and milling company
  • ASARCO LLC – debtor's counsel for large copper producer in connection with its complex chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Halliburton Company – representation of parent company in prepackaged bankruptcy filing of selected subsidiaries
  • Corban Communications, Inc. – debtor's counsel for telecommunications/bandwidth wholesaler


  • Sun Edison – representation of NRG Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of renewable energy projects both within and outside of Sun Edison’s bankruptcy case
  • Energy Future Holdings – representation of Hunt Power Holdings L.L.C. in pursuit of $12 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Company
  • Edison Mission Energy – representation of NRG Energy, Inc. in its $2.6 billion acquisition of more than 200 entities, including debtors and non-debtor affiliates
  • Silver Opportunity Partners, a member of the Electrum Group of companies – representation of mining company in its acquisition of Sterling Mining Company in a chapter 11 bankruptcy auction and in subsequent state-court litigation
  • Australis Aquaculture Limited – representation of an institutional investor in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a publicly-traded Australian company under the control of an administrator
  • EarthShell Corp. – representation of secured creditor who acquired 100 percent ownership of the publicly traded company through the chapter 11 process
  • Ultimate Electronics – representation of purchaser in acquisition of selected retail locations
  • SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. – representation of bidder in connection with auction by publicly held debtor for convertible debt financing

Insolvency-related Litigation

  • Peabody – representation of counterparties in forward-contract termination dispute related to coal supply agreement
  • Sherwin Alumina – counsel to cogeneration power plant in connection with the bankruptcy filing, and subsequent liquidation, of its on-site host company
  • Cobalis Corp. – representation of hedge fund with senior secured position and in defense of $200 million securities fraud action brought in bankruptcy court
  • American Air Liquide – resolution of pre-bankruptcy litigation through acquisition of estate’s claims in bankruptcy auction
  • AMRESCO – representation of trustee in connection with over $1.1 billion in claim objections

Creditor Representations

  • Seadrill – co-counsel to ad hoc group of bond holders
  • YA Global Investments, L.P. – representation of hedge fund in collection matters across the United States
  • MLB Players Association – representation of players' association in connection with the bankruptcy case of the Texas Rangers baseball team
  • SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. – representation of a publicly traded MLP in connection with the bankruptcy case of its ultimate parent company, SemGroup, L.P.
  • Single asset chapter 11 case – representation of secured lender in a single asset real estate matter
  • The CIT Group – representation of secured creditor in foreclosure and liquidation matters, including state-court litigation in Texas and New Jersey