James R. Savin

James Savin focuses on corporate restructurings and bankruptcy law.
Practice & Background

Mr. Savin represents official and unofficial committees of unsecured creditors, debtors, secured creditors, DIP lenders and acquirers of businesses and assets in large, complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. His restructuring matters encompass a variety of industries and involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters.

Mr. Savin was a member of the Emory Law Journal.
Representative Matters

Mr. Savin’s recent representations include:

the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Edison Mission Energy
the second lien noteholder group in the chapter 11 case of Eastman Kodak Company
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Delta Petroleum
the informal group of noteholders of Ambac Financial Group
the informal group of secured noteholders of Evergreen Solar
the informal secured lender group of YRC Worldwide, Inc.
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of General Growth Properties
the informal secured lender group of iStar Financial
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Muzak
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Propex
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Pierre Foods
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Solutia
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of WorldCom
an informal committee of secured noteholders of Port Townsend Paper Corporation
the Official Committee of Noteholders of Congoleum
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of American Commercial Lines
the largest secured and unsecured creditors and ultimate acquirers of a large auto parts manufacturer
the Official Committee of Noteholders of Fountain View (n/k/a Skilled Healthcare)
the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products.

Awards & Accolades

Mr. Savin has been recognized by:

Turnarounds & Workouts as one of its Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers in 2010
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2014) – bankruptcy/‌restructuring

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Financial Restructuring, 2) Creditor Representations, 3) including Official Committees and Informal Creditor Groups, 4) Secured Creditors, 5) Distressed Asset Sales and Acquisitions, 6) Cross-Border Insolvencies, 7) Health Care and Life Sciences and 8) Hotels
Law School Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Education University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1994
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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