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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 member of the Management Committee. Focuses on complex in- and out-of-court restructurings representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, ad hoc groups, PE funds, acquirers of assets, hedge funds and other institutions. Recent representations include: Talen Energy Supply, LLC; Ad hoc group in Seadrill Limited; Ad hoc group in Nordic Aviation; RedBox Entertainment; Fieldwood Energy; VIVUS; CEC Entertainment (Chuck E. Cheese); Chisholm Oil and Gas Operating; WHP Global (various purchases); EP Energy Corporation; UTEX; Floatel International; syncreon Group Holdings B.V.; Centerbridge Capital Partners as sponsor in CraftWorks bankruptcy; Ad hoc committee of bondholders in Unit Corp.; Talen Energy Marketing, LLC and Talen Energy Supply, LLC as Second Lien Lenders in the NorthEast Gas Generation restructuring; Ad hoc committee of Secured Lenders in Bumble Bee Foods; Bain and THL Partners in iHeart Media; Ad hoc group of Unsecured Lenders in the Sheridan Production II restructuring; HPS Investment Partners, LLC in the Emerge Energy Services LP restructuring; Ad hoc group of Lenders to Uniti Group; and Ad hoc group of Lenders to Cobalt International Energy. Other notable lead representations include: Angelica Corporation; BCBG; Seventy-Seven Energy; China Fishery; Bauer Performance Sports; Gymboree; American Gilsonite; SunEdison; Noranda Aluminum.


Boston University (B.A.); New York Law School (J.D.).

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

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Matt BarrWeil, 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.