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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: Leading lawyers

Mark Goodman - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Within: General commercial disputes

The ‘very business-orientedDebevoise & Plimpton LLP is a strong brand in the market. The team has a broad commercial litigation practice and is adept at handling domestic and cross-border disputes; though its US lawyers are concentrated in New York and Washington DC, the team regularly handles litigation across the length and breadth of the country. Healthcare litigation is a particular strength; for key client Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Maura Monaghan has been handling class action lawsuits in Missouri, Florida and California. Insurance is another sector focus, where recent highlights included Maeve O’Connor’s representation of a group of defendants in one of the closely watched ‘shadow insurance’ lawsuits brought by private plaintiffs. Other leading litigators in the department include Shannon Rose Selden, Mark Goodman - who chairs the group alongside Monaghan - and Jyotin Hamid, who is praised for his ‘very practical approach to problem solving’. Named attorneys are based in New York.

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United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

The New York-based business restructuring and workouts group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a varied practice advising both debtors and creditors on restructuring and bankruptcy related litigation. In recent highlights on the company side, the team acted as aircraft counsel to CHC Group in its $2bn Chapter 11 proceedings and Natasha Labovitz and litigation partner Mark Goodman assisted Georgia-Pacific LLC and Koch Industries with matters related to the bankruptcy of Georgia-Pacific affiliate Bestwall, which has been subject to ongoing asbestos-related litigation; prior to Bestwall’s Chapter 11 filing, the team also advised on the reorganization of capital structure enabling the client to operate without impact from the proceedings. On the creditor side, the group has significant experience in acting for hedge funds and assisted Gramercy Funds Management as a shareholder and creditor of Banro Corporation with out-of-court recapitalization. The team is also advising Standard General as shareholder and equity holder of General Wireless on the company’s Chapter 11 case. Following the retirement of Richard Hahn, Labovitz is the sole head of the practice which also includes Jasmine Ball and Christopher Updike.

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