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The Cramdown Podcast: Financial Distress in Higher Education

October 2, 2020

Providing timely insights for borrowers and lenders at a time of heightened economic uncertainty, O’Melveny’s Restructuring team has launched an incisive podcast called The Cramdown. This original series analyzes the latest industry and legal trends in today’s distressed economy. Restructuring practice chair John Rapisardi and partner Nancy Mitchell welcome guests to share practical insights on the many challenges affecting businesses and investors during economic disruptions.

In episode two, O’Melveny partners Maria DiConza and Denise Raytis join host Nancy Mitchell to assess how colleges and universities are responding to a range of financial pressures caused by COVID-19. Maria and Denise offer their insights, informed by their restructuring and project development/finance perspectives, respectively, in forecasting the pandemic’s long-term impact on higher education and what institutions can do to ensure their financial stability and future.

Listen to the first episode of The Cramdown below and subscribe to hear future installments on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.