Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Lawyers in Jenner & Block’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice handle a wide range of matters in high-profile, complex domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations. We have a nationally recognized bankruptcy litigation practice, and our lawyers are considered authoritative sources in the industry.
We represent public and private companies, investors, lenders, creditors, and equity holders in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, debt for equity exchanges, “internal” reorganizations, and distressed asset purchases and sales. We advise clients on credit issues, derivatives, structured finance and liability minimizing strategies. We also represent trustees, examiners, creditors’ committees, equity committees and retiree committees in chapter 11 cases, as well as trustees in chapter 7 cases.
We have tried complex insolvency-related lawsuits and adversary proceedings throughout the country. Our lawyers have both prosecuted and defended high-stakes clawback, breach of fiduciary duty and successor liability cases. We have represented stakeholders in contested debtor-in-possession financing, trustee appointment and plan confirmation hearings. Our lawyers have successfully argued dozens of bankruptcy appeals, including landmark cases before the US Supreme Court. And we serve in fiduciary and independent capacities, conducting fraud and internal examinations and acting as or representing the examiner or trustee in a wide range of cases. Our distinctive client profile typically allows us to serve conflict-free in litigated bankruptcy matters.
The members of our practice are regular presenters at bankruptcy and restructuring conferences throughout the world. Five members of the practice are Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy; two are members of the National Bankruptcy Conference (including its former chair); two are members of the International Insolvency Institute; several are contributing authors or editors of Colliers on Bankruptcy, the leading bankruptcy treatise, with one of our lawyers serving as the treatise’s co-editor in chief; and several teach bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring at top law schools.