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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Co-Chair of Weil’s Restructuring Department


Co-Chair of Weil’s Restructuring Department and a member of the Management Committee.  He focuses on domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, corporate governance, financings and acquisitions involving distressed situations.  Lead restructuring representations include: All Year Holdings and Evergreen Gardens Mezz LLC, Katerra Inc. (counsel to the DIP lender and equity interest holder), Brooks Brothers, Skillsoft Corporation, Briggs and Stratton, Speedcast International, Ashford Trust, Halcón Resources, Johnson and Johnson, Insys Therapeutics, Fusion Connect, Catalina Marketing, Westinghouse Electric Company, Waypoint Holdings, General Growth Properties, CHC Group, GulfMark Offshore, Paragon Offshore PLC, Memorial Production Partners, Ambac Assurance, Endeavour International, and Financial Guaranty Insurance Company.  Adjunct Professor, Cardozo School of Law; Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy.


Cornell University; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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United States > Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

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Gary HoltzerWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP  has an international presence with offices in the US, UK, and across Europe and Asia, with this breadth of knowledge grants the team particular expertise in advising global debtors. Notable work includes its representation of Johnson & Johnson, in regard to the Chapter 11 cases of Imerys Talc America, Inc. filed in the District of Delaware. Another key matter for the firm was the representation of an ad hoc group of lenders pertaining to the Chapter 11 cases of Seadrill Limited, in which the team created a plan of reorganization which included $350m in new financing. Gary Holtzer , Ray Schrock  and Matt Barr are the co-chairs of practice and reside in the New York office. Garrett Fail is noted for his handling of crisis management and corporate governance related matters. Developments in the team included the arrival of Kathleen Aka from Ropes & Gray LLP, and the partner promotions of David Cohen, Matthew Goren, Natasha Hwangpo and Alexander Welch. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.