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O’Melveny’s skilled restructuring litigators help clients navigate complex and often contentious restructuring and insolvency matters with deep trial and appellate court experience at the federal and state court levels. Highly regarded by the judiciary and our peers, we bring a unique combination of litigation and insolvency expertise that can be critical in challenging restructurings.

Our clients include large financial institutions, private investment funds, and major operating companies across a wide range of industries. We often represent private equity and venture capital board members in addressing financially troubled or bankrupt portfolio companies. Our litigators have also represented debtors, senior creditors, insurers, investors, bidders and lenders in high profile bankruptcies and taken lead roles in investigations, trials and other contested proceedings.

In tandem with our restructuring team, we frequently represent clients in situations where the viability of an enterprise or significant investment is at stake. We have also represented clients in a wide gamut of other matters, including cross-border disputes, valuation disputes, enforcement of inter-creditors’ rights and remedies, intellectual property ownership, collective bargaining agreements, and plan confirmation.

Our superior courtroom and negotiating skills not only deliver cost effective victories for our clients, but also bring innovative and strategic settlements at times of impasse.

Highlights

  • Our lawyers have litigated major issues in the bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler, LyondellBasell, Dynegy, and Tribune.

Mass Tort Bankruptcies

We have achieved myriad successes in numerous mass tort bankruptcies, including Congoleum, W.R. Grace & Co., Pittsburgh Plate & Glass, Thorpe Insulation, and Thurston Insulation Company, in which we represent major insurers. Read

MullinTBG

O’Melveny represented MullinTBG, a leading provider of executive benefit solutions and financing strategies, in addressing employee benefits issues in its sale to Prudential Financial, Inc. Read

Suntech Power Holdings

O’Melveny represented Suntech Power Holdings in its insolvency proceedings in New York and the Cayman Islands. Read

Thorpe Insulation Company

O’Melveny won a significant victory for Resolute Management when the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark decision on the doctrine of equitable mootness and insurer standing in a hotly litigated mass-tort bankruptcy. Read

Tribune Company

We represented a major financial institution in the Tribune Company bankruptcy case in Delaware and related MDL litigation in connection with allegations that a multi-billion dollar leveraged buyout constituted a fraudulent conveyance. Read
    • Banks and Other Financial Institutions
    • Boards of Directors
    • Creditors’ Committees
    • Public and Private Companies
    • Insurance Companies
    • Private Equity Funds and Hedge Funds
    • Secured Lenders