AssociateEmily is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring group. Emily’s practice primarily focuses on business restructurings and complex distressed situations. Emily has represented debtors and lenders in connection with acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings, chapter 11 cases, and related restructuring transactions, including 363 sales and DIP financings. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Emily was an associate at another top New York law firm in the restructuring group. Before joining the private sector, Emily clerked for Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Centric Brands: Representing Centric Brands Inc., a leading lifestyle brands collective, and certain of its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases to recapitalize approximately $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness. Centric filed with a restructuring support agreement backed by its key funded debtholders, $435 million in debtor-in-possession financing, and a path to a quick and consensual emergence with a capital structure reduced by approximately $700 million.
- Dental Services Company: Represented a dental services company in its out-of-court turnover to its funded debtholders.
- VIP Cinema Holdings, Inc.: Representing VIP Cinema Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (“VIP”), a multinational enterprise that is one of the largest manufacturers, and a pioneer, of luxury seating products for movie theaters, in its prepackaged Chapter 11 case in Delaware. In connection with its restructuring, VIP reached agreements with its first lien and second lien lenders, and its private equity sponsor, prior to filing the Chapter 11 case to deleverage its balance sheet by approximately $178 million.
- Barneys New York, Inc.: Represented Barneys and its affiliates, the iconic luxury retailer and Manhattan staple, in their Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.*
- Z Gallerie, LLC: Represented Z Gallerie, LLC, a leading specialty retailer focused on fashion and art-conscious home décor with retail locations across the United States and a significant e-commerce platform, in its Chapter 11 case in Delaware.*
- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.: Represented Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. and certain subsidiaries (“Aegean”), a leading international marine fuel logistics company with approximately $900 million of funded indebtedness, in their Chapter 11 cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Aegean operates in more than 20 countries worldwide with headquarters in Athens, Greece and a corporate office in New York, New York. In connection with its restructuring, Aegean has reached agreements with certain key stakeholders to deleverage its balance sheet by more than $700 million and continue as a going concern.*
- Cenveo, Inc.: Represented Cenveo, Inc. and its domestic subsidiaries in their prearranged Chapter 11 restructuring in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Cenveo, Inc. is a leading global provider of print and related resources headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut with a worldwide distribution platform. Cenveo commenced its Chapter 11 restructuring in connection with its entry into a Restructuring Support Agreement with noteholders representing over 50% of its first lien debt and related agreements with certain of its prepetition secured creditors to provide up to $290 million in debtor-in-possession financing. These agreements permitted Cenveo to expeditiously complete its reorganization.*
- NRG REMA LLC: Represented NRG REMA LLC and its direct subsidiaries in Chapter 11 cases filed in the Southern District of Texas that are jointly administered with the GenOn Chapter 11 cases. REMA is a wholesale power generation company headquartered in Dallas, Texas that owns or operates 15 power plants throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The REMA cases were filed with a prepackaged plan of reorganization that will consensually restructure three leveraged lease structures.*
- Seadrill Limited: Represented Seadrill Limited and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in their multi-jurisdictional restructuring of approximately $20 billion of contract and debt obligations. Seadrill is a leading global provider of offshore contract drilling services and employs nearly 4,000 individuals across 22 countries and five continents. Seadrill's pre-arranged Chapter 11 cases, one of the largest filings in 2017 based on asset size, resulted in the re-profiling of approximately $6 billion of secured debt, eliminated approximately $3.5 billion of unsecured bond and contractual obligations, and facilitated a capital investment of more than $1 billion. In the months preceding Chapter 11, Seadrill also consummated a series of ring-fencing transactions that successfully prevented its non-consolidated businesses from also having to commence Chapter 11 cases. Seadrill and its debtor subsidiaries confirmed their Chapter 11 plan with near universal consensus in approximately 7 months and emerged from Chapter 11 in less than 10 months.*
- GenOn Energy, Inc.: Represented GenOn Energy, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in connection with their prearranged Chapter 11 cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. GenOn is a wholesale power generation company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with a focus on operations in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States—primarily operating in Pennsylvania and Maryland—and in California. Through the Chapter 11 cases, GenOn will restructure approximately $2.5 billion in funded indebtedness.*
*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray
- Combatting the Counterfeiting Woes of the Wine Seller in China, 53 IDEA 257 (2013) (student note)
- Hedge Fund “Regulation” for Systemic Risk: Largely Impossible, 14 J. BUS. & SEC. 35 (2013) (student note)
- Panelist, “Bankruptcy Panel,” an introduction to bankruptcy, Brooklyn Business Law Association, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY (October 19, 2017)
- JD, magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2013; Associate Managing Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
- BA (International Studies), The University of Chicago, 2008; Dean's List