Luke Brown is an associate in the business restructuring practice group. Luke’s practice focuses on all aspects of debtor-side bankruptcy and restructuring. His most notable experience includes his work on the restructuring matters for Anna Holdings, Inc., Valaris plc, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Seadrill Limited, and McDermott International, Inc.
Luke has also been actively involved in pro bono work throughout his career, including working with the Army Discharge Review Board and providing legal assistance to veterans.
- Represented Anna Holdings, Inc., a multinational full-service sales, marketing, and retail merchandising agency with 30,000 employees, serving 1,200 blue chip companies across the globe, in its prepackaged restructuring of $3 billion of indebtedness. Anna Holdings, Inc.’s Chapter 11 plan was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware just 15 days after the bankruptcy filing.*
- Represented J. C. Penney Company, Inc. and 17 of its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. J. C. Penney, a prominent American retail company, includes private brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, and Arizona Jean co. J. C. Penney entered bankruptcy with roughly $4.9 billion in debt.*
- Advised McDermott International, Inc. in their prepackaged chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas. McDermott is a premier, global upstream and downstream engineering, procurement, construction, and installation company.*
- Counseled Seadrill Limited and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in their restructuring of approximately $6.1 billion of funded debt. Seadrill is a leading global provider of offshore contract drilling services. The chapter 11 cases are expected to facilitate a balance sheet restructuring to enable Seadrill to continue to operate under its current capacity.*
- Represented Valaris plc and 89 of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases. Valeris is the world’s largest offshore driller by fleet size, owning 67 drilling rigs and operating in every offshore hydrocarbon basin throughout the globe. Valaris filed Chapter 11 with a restructuring agreement and agreement to fully equitize all $7.1 billion of its prepetition funded debt.*
*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray
- Lucas W. Brown, “Intellectual Property Rights Require a Balancing Act: The Exhaustion Doctrine and Patentee Rights vs. Consumer Protection,” Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual and Property Law (2019 Winter Edition)
- JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2019
- MBA, Monmouth University, 2016
- BA, magna cum laude, Monmouth University, 2015; Division 1 Football; Chi Alpha Sigma National Collegiate Honor Society
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2021