New York City, New York 10019
David LeMay has practiced in the bankruptcy and insolvency area for over 25 years. He also has substantial experience in general corporate, securities and transactional matters. He represents Chapter 11 creditors’ committees, debtors and other parties with interests in bankruptcy and insolvency situations and has deep experience in the restructuring of the obligations of troubled financial guarantee insurance companies. He has substantial experience in formulating and litigating plans of reorganization, debtor in possession financings, cash collateral orders and stay relief matters, lease and license disputes in bankruptcy cases, and going-out-of-business retail store closing programs. He has handled numerous insolvency matters in retailing, the media industry (publishing, newspapers, film, video, broadcast and cable television, and related technologies) and in the commercial aviation industry. He was recognized in Chambers USA (2014) as ”very good at precisely presenting the issues and he is brilliant in court.”
Currently representing NextEra Energy, Inc., a potential bidder for significant operations owned by Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Represented Arthur J. Gonzalez, the Court-appointed Examiner in the Residential Capital Chapter 11 cases.
Represented the creditors committee of Tribune Company.
Currently representing numerous account holders, counterparties, and other creditors in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy cases and related SIPA proceedings.
Represented creditors’ committees in Parmalat USA Corp., Spiegel, Inc., Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc., Sher Distributing Company, Wallace’s Bookstores, Crown Books, Learningsmith, Lauriat’s and Golden-Lee Book Distributors cases.
Represented account holders with approximately $500 million of exposure in the Refco, Inc. et al. Chapter 11 cases.
Represented the ad hoc committee of swap counterparties in the restructuring of the monoline insurance company, ACA Financial Guaranty and represented a major swap counterparty in the 2010 restructuring of Ambac Assurance Corporation.
Led our engagement for Royal Bank of Canada in now-concluded litigation with MBIA, Inc. and its affiliates.
Represented lenders and potential asset acquirers in the Enron Chapter 11 case.
Represented Acme Metals and Continental Airlines as Chapter 11 debtors.
Served as principal bankruptcy counsel for Isetan Company Ltd. in the protracted Chapter 11 case of Barney’s, Inc.
|Areas of Practice||1) Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring|
|Law School||The University of Michigan Law School ( J.D., 1978)|
|Education||Dartmouth College (A.B.,1978)|
|Bar Member / Association||New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Chadbourne & Parke LLP|
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