Jenner & Block

Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Lawyers in Jenner & Block’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice handle a wide range of matters in high-profile and complex corporate reorganizations and related litigation across the United States.  We also have extensive experience in bankruptcy cases involving financial fraud, corporate malfeasance and mass torts.

We represent public and private companies in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, debt for equity exchanges, “internal” reorganizations, and distressed asset purchases and sales.  Our lawyers frequently represent investors, lenders, creditors or equity holders in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructuring transactions or workouts, and provide advice on credit issues, derivatives, structured finance and other sophisticated financial instruments, as well as other insolvency-related issues.  We also represent trustees, examiners, creditors’ committees, equity committees and retiree committees in Chapter 11 cases, as well as trustees in Chapter 7 cases.

In addition to traditional bankruptcy and insolvency-related counseling and representations, our lawyers also try complex insolvency-related lawsuits and adversary proceedings throughout the country.  We have both prosecuted and defended against high-profile fraudulent transfer, preferential transfer and successor liability actions and have conducted many fraud investigations related to bankruptcy cases.  Our lawyers have been involved in numerous contested bankruptcy matters, including contested debtor-in-possession financing, trustee appointment and plan confirmation hearings.  Our distinctive client profile often allows us to serve conflict-free in litigated bankruptcy matters.

Our lawyers are considered authoritative sources in the industry, and they actively present at, and participate in, the American Bankruptcy Institute; American College of Bankruptcy; Turnaround Management Association; American Bar Association; International Association of Restructuring, National Bankruptcy Conference; Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals; American Law Institute; Commercial Finance Association; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; National Association of Credit Managers and International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.  Five members of the practice are Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy and several teach bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring at top law schools.