Martha E. Martir

Associate

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2012
  • AB (History), Princeton University, 2004

Qualifications

  • Not admitted in New York
  • Massachusetts, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2014
  • Spanish
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts Diversity Initiative Task Force, member
  • Turnaround Atlas Awards: Corporate Turnaround Winner for Linn Energy, Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (2018)
  • Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law Awards (2018), Insolvency & Restructuring

Martha E. Martir

Associate

Martha is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring department, where she is involved in teams advising debtors, creditors, equity holders, investors, and other interested parties in the context of domestic and international corporate restructurings and liquidations, both in and out of court, with an emphasis on large chapter 11 cases. Martha has experience representing clients in all phases of bankruptcy litigation, chapter 15 proceedings, fraudulent conveyance litigation, “section 363” asset sales, and contested plans of reorganization.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Martha served as an active duty signal officer in the United States Army. Following her service, Martha worked as a paralegal at a law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii.

During law school, Martha was a technical editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. She also worked as a student attorney in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Following her first year of law school, Martha interned for the Honorable Jerome M. Drummond at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals in Washington D.C.

Experience

  • Represented Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd., a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in China, in obtaining U.S. chapter 15 recognition of a Hong Kong restructuring of US$3 billion in debt. Named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for 2016 at the IFLR Asia Awards and “Deal of the Year” for 2016 by the China Business Law Journal.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in LINN Energy, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas production company in Chapter 11 in the Southern District of Texas, involving approximately $8.3 billion in debt obligations.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and its subsidiaries, an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, primarily in the States of West Virginia and Ohio, in its Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Represented funds and other entities advised by Bain Capital Credit in post-confirmation litigation over the enforceability of a contingent value rights agreement entered into in connection with the confirmed plan of reorganization of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.
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