Joanna F. Newdeck

Joanna F. Newdeck focuses her practice on corporate restructurings and bankruptcy law.

Practice & Background

Ms. Newdeck represents creditors, official committees, bondholders, debtor-in-possession lenders and debtors in cases of all sizes and complexity, both out of court and in chapter 11.

Ms. Newdeck received her J.D. summa cum laude in 2004 from American University, Washington College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the American University International Law Review.
Representative Matters

Ms. Newdeck’s recent representations include:

an informal group of second lien noteholders of NewPage Corporation
the largest holder of secured and unsecured notes in Perkins & Marie Callendar LLC
an informal group of first lien lenders of ION Media Networks, Inc.
the agent and steering committee of first lien lenders of Hawkeye Renewables, LLC
an informal committee of secured noteholders of Nellson Nutraceutical, Inc.
an informal group of secured lenders of YRC Worldwide, Inc. in an out-of-court restructuring
secured noteholders of Atlantic Express Transportation Corporation in an out-of-court restructuring
a lender providing DIP and exit financing to Special Devices, Inc. in its chapter 11 proceedings
the official committee of unsecured creditors of Delta Petroleum
the official committee of unsecured creditors of Quebecor World (USA), Inc.
the official committee of unsecured creditors of Pierre Foods, Inc.
the official committee of noteholders of Congoleum Corporation
debtor TerreStar Corporation
debtor Archbrook Laguna Holdings LLC
debtor Trident Resources Corp.

Awards & Accolades

Named “Rising Star” by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2014).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Financial Restructuring, 2) Creditor Representations, 3) including Official Committees and Informal Creditor Groups, 4) Secured Creditors, 5) Debtors, 6) Distressed Asset Sales and Acquisitions, 7) Cross-Border Insolvencies, 8) Entertainment and Media and 9) Oil and Gas
Law School American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2004
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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