Jeremy L. Graves

Jeremy L. Graves is an associate in Gibson Dunn’s Denver office where he practices in the firm’s Litigation and Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Groups. He was recently named as a “Rising Star” by Colorado SuperLawyers.

Mr. Graves specializes in the representation of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy-related court proceedings. His debtor clients have included:

Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c) and its affiliates (a Bahraini investment bank with offices in Bahrain, London, Singapore and Atlanta, and investments in every region of the globe) in their chapter 11 restructuring that was named as the M&A Advisor’s Cross-Border Deal of the Year in the “Over $1 Billion” category and as the American Lawyer’s Global Finance Deal of the Year in the “Restructuring and Insolvency: Middle East” category—the case was the first-ever restructuring of a Shari’ah-compliant entity;
TBS International plc and its affiliates (an ocean transportation service provider serving over 300 industrial shippers in more than 20 countries) in their prepackaged chapter 11 cases that were confirmed in less than 60 days;
Lehman Brothers Finance, AG (the Swiss Lehman Affiliate) in its chapter 15 case, in the chapter 11 cases of Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. and its affiliates, and in the SIPA proceedings of Lehman Brothers Inc.;
Almatis B.V. and its affiliates (a portfolio company of Dubai International Capital and a global leader in the development and production of premium specialty alumina materials, with operations in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, China, India, and Japan) in their chapter 11 restructuring that was named as a finalist for “European Restructuring of the Year” by the International Financial Law Review; and
Building Materials Holding Corporation and its affiliates (now known as BMC Select, the company is a leading supplier of building materials and construction service) in their successful chapter 11 cases.

Mr. Graves’ creditor representations have included representing Argonaut Capital in its capacity as senior secured lender and DIP Lender of Solyndra LLC (a solar panel manufacturing company); representing Eugenia in litigation resulting from the failure of AMC Computers; successfully representing a Fortune 100 company in a multi-million dollar preference action filed in the MPC Computers bankruptcy; and successfully challenging a proposed chapter 11 plan of reorganization, ultimately securing dismissal of the debtor’s chapter 11 case and turnover of the debtor’s assets to Mr. Graves’ client. He has also assisted Halcyon in defense of its entitlement to more than $70 million in default and compound interest in connection with a DIP loan, and has advised clients regarding regulatory aspects of TARP transactions and the purchase of failed financial institutions and related assets.

In connection with the foregoing, Mr. Graves has successfully appeared before bankruptcy courts throughout the country, including arguing an objection which effectively defeated an effort to certify a class of 5,000+ former employees seeking more than $50 million in damages, first- and second-chairing bench trials, and arguing many other matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Graves served as a law clerk to the Honorable Adlai S. Hardin, Jr. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. While clerking, Mr. Graves worked on a number of large chapter 11 cases, including those of Delta Air Lines; St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers of New York; Portrait Corporation of America; Bayou Group, LLC; and Food Management Group, LLC.

Mr. Graves received his law degree in 2007 from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as the Notes Development Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law, was member of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Board, and was a Hardy C. Dillard Fellow. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Honors in 2004 from Liberty University where he was a Big South Conference Champion in hurdles, was named to the Conference’s All-Academic Team, and was awarded the Conference’s prestigious Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Restructuring and Reorganization
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.2007
Admitted Year 2007
Education Liberty University, B.A., 2004
Bar Member / Association Colorado State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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