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White & Case LLP

1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1095, USA
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Thomas Lauria

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Work +1 212 819 2637
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White & Case LLP

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Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Maritime & Shipping

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Partner

Career

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United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Leading lawyers

Thomas Lauria - White & Case LLP

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

The ‘well-coordinated cross-border team’ at White & Case LLP houses ‘a deep and strong bench of lawyers who understand business and litigation’. Specializing in multi-jurisdictional matters, particularly involving Latin America, the firm has notable expertise acting as counsel for creditor groups. Practice head Thomas Lauria is ‘an exceptional trial lawyer’ and combines ‘legal acumen with a principled commercial approach that produces a good result for clients’. Splitting his time between New York and Miami, he leads a team of ‘highly experienced and respected professionals’ that includes the recently promoted partners Elizabeth Feld and Andrew Zatz in New York. The firm has experience in offshore oil and gas restructurings, an example of which was representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 of crude oil and natural gas company Samson Resources and certain of its subsidiaries; the firm achieved on behalf of the clients an increased pay-out from $6m, under the debtor's Chapter 11 plan, to $168.5m, plus certain leveraged buyout claims. In another highlight, the practice is representing Wilmington Fund Savings Society, as indenture trustee for $475m of pre-leveraged buyout notes of iHeartCommunications; the matter relates to the high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings of iHeart, the largest owner and operator of radio stations in the US.

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