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 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); several are contributing authors or editors of Colliers on Bankruptcy, the leading bankruptcy treatise, with one of our members serving as the treatise’s co-editor in chief; and several teach bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring at top law schools.