Business-minded lawyer with extensive experience structuring, negotiating and executing in-court and
out-of-court financial restructurings and driving operational turnarounds
Managing DirectorNov 2008 to Feb 2016 Restructuring and Remediation Group MBIA Services Corp － Purchase, NY
Advise on underwriting of new deals, analyze causes of financial distress, review and evaluate operating and
financial performance, develop and implement case strategies, form and lead ad hoc creditor committees, identify
key leverage points and prosecute legal rights, negotiate with management, co-creditors and bondholders, lead
multidisciplinary teams and outside advisors,
City of Detroit, Michigan - As team leader, prevented the City from impairing "special revenue" debt and
stripping general obligation debt of its security in the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.
case strategy, lead court-ordered mediation process, prosecuted claims in federal court and obtained
beneficial settlement through advocacy and negotiation
Foxwoods Resort & Casino - As team leader, preserved the full value of MBIA's claims in a $2.0 billion
balance sheet restructuring of the largest resort casino in North America.
Developed and applied
fraudulent conveyance theories to enhance enterprise value.
Obtained additional leverage through
strategic acquisition of company loans
Barnabas Health Care System - As team leader, managed a successful operating turnaround and
negotiated a series of forbearance agreements with the largest health care system in New Jersey leading
to higher ratings and debt refinancing.
Retained and directed technical experts to help drive operational
Breeze Finance, SA - As team member, aided in the development and implementation of litigation strategy
in the United Kingdom to bring energy company management and other stakeholders to the negotiating
table in structured finance deal resulting in policy commutation
Hydro-electric power company - As team member, helping to develop and implement case strategy,
negotiating a restructuring with management and insured bondholders, leading outside counsel and
financial advisors, for Spanish company impacted by regulatory changes in Spain and Portugal.
Associate DirectorJun 2005 to Sep 2008 Recovery Ratings and Structured Ratings Groups Standard & Poor's － New York, NY
As ratings analyst in Recovery Ratings Group, covered below-investment grade companies across
Analyzed capital structures, performed valuation analysis and evaluated key structural
and contractual issues to approximate recovery upon payment default.
recommendations to credit committees, drafted and published detailed ratings reports, performed ongoing
and event-driven surveillance
As ratings analyst in Structured Finance Group, covered RMBS and small-balance CMBS transactions.
Performed cash flow analysis on future-flow assets, analyzed and commented on legal documents,
including ISDA agreements.
Presented to ratings recommendations to credit committees, and managed
key relationships with bulge bracket accounts.
AssociateAug 2000 to Jul 2004 Financial Restructuring Group Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft － New York, NY
Represented debtors and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and out-of-court workouts, including debtor-
in-possession financings, claims objections and prosecutions, 363 asset sales, and plan documents across a
variety of industries.
Represented bank, as administrative agent, in negotiating and implementing telecommunication
company's $330 million restructured senior credit facility
Served as debtors' counsel for two national retail companies in Chapter 11, resulting in the resolution of
outstanding claims and the timely distribution of assets to creditors
Represented official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases from committee formation to
Counseled financial institutions in numerous structured financing transactions, resulting in hundreds of
millions of dollars of securitized loans.
Judicial InternJun 1998 to Aug 1998 Hon. Adlai S. Hardin, Jr. S.D.N.Y Bankruptcy Court
Juris Doctor2000Brooklyn Law School － Brooklyn, NYCum Laude
Cum Laude Journal of Law and Public Policy, merit scholarship recipient
Bachelor of Science, Accounting1996University of Maryland College － Park, MDAccounting
Adjunct Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School, Spring 2013 and 2014
Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees (2007 - present) and Interim Executive Director (Fall 2015), Friends of the
Admitted, The Bar of the State of New York and United States District Court, S.D.N.Y.
Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) - CIRA and CDBV certified
Completed marathon, taught English in South America, dreadful guitar player
Panelist, Valuation Issues for the Clean Energy and Power Industry, Valcon 2017: Emerging Valuation
Issues in Bankruptcy and Beyond (March 2017)
Co-author, "The Need for Greater Transparency in Municipal Bankruptcies," New York Law Journal
Testified before Michigan House of Representatives, Financial Liability Reform Committee, regarding
H.B.5650 and proposed amendments to Michigan law (November 2014)
Panelist, Recent Developments in Municipal Bankruptcies, ABI Mid-level Professional Development
Program (November 2014)
Co-author, "Municipal Credit Enhancement: Does It Survive In Chapter 9?," New York Law Journal