Daniel Gwen

Associate

  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2013
  • BA (Government), magna cum laude, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Qualifications

  • New York, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Daniel Gwen

Associate

Daniel Gwen is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring group. Mr. Gwen has extensive experience representing major companies and stakeholders in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and special situations. Mr. Gwen has been involved in some of the most complex chapter 11 filings in recent history, and has a broad range of experience across a number of industries.

Experience

  • J.Crew Group, Inc., one of the nation’s premier clothing retailers, with approximately $2 billion in funded debt and 13,000 employees, in their pre-arranged chapter 11 cases.*
  • Maines Paper & Foodservice Inc., one of the leading foodservice and broadline distributors in the United States with over $1 billion in annual revenues, in the sale of substantially all its assets to an affiliate of Lineage Logistics.*
  • A major creditor of EuropaCorp S.A. in conjunction with its restructuring of over $300 million of obligations.*
  • The NORDAM Group, Inc., a leading aerospace manufacturing and repair company, in the first-ever “postpackaged” chapter 11 cases.*
  • J.Crew Group, Inc. in its 2017 out-of-court restructuring efforts involving approximately $2 billion in funded debt. This restructuring resulted in approximately 80% of the common stock to be maintained by the existing equity sponsors while deleveraging the company through an out-of-court exchange for over $500 million of holding company debt.*
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital, as debt holders and financial sponsors of iHeart Media, in connection with the chapter 11 case of iHeart.*
  • Fieldwood Energy, a Gulf of Mexico offshore energy exploration and production company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases through which Fieldwood purchased Gulf of Mexico assets of Noble Energy.*
  • Memorial Production Partners, an oil and gas master limited partnership, in connection with its prearranged chapter 11 cases to restructure approximately $1.8 billion in debt.*
  • Breitburn Energy Partners, L.P. in restructuring efforts related to more than $3 billion in funded debt obligations.*

*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray

Publications

  • Co-author, “Bitcoins in Bankruptcy: Trouble Ahead for Investors and Bankruptcy Professionals?” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Vol. 10, No. 2 (February/March 2014)
  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2013
  • BA (Government), magna cum laude, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Qualifications

  • New York, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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