Webcast: Getting Ready for the Next Cycle: Strategies for Distressed Out of Court Workouts and Exchanges

February 12, 2019

Join a panel of seasoned Gibson Dunn partners in a discussion of cutting-edge strategies to implement out of court workouts and exchanges for financially troubled issuers, while taking advantage of opportunities and avoiding pitfalls arising in those transactions.

This webinar is the first in a series of upcoming webinars on Getting Ready for the Next Cycle. Our Getting Ready for the Next Cycle webinars will cover, among other topics: (a) prepackaged and pre-negotiated bankruptcies; (b) buying and selling financially distressed companies/assets; (c) DIP financing; (d) rights offerings and other methods for financing an exit from Chapter 11; (e) fiduciary duties for boards of financially distressed companies; and (f) European and Asian financings and workouts. Our next webinar in this series, “Getting Ready for the Next Cycle: Prepacks/Prenegotiated Cases” is scheduled for March 12, 2019.

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Alan Bannister is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office. He is a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets, Global Finance and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Mr. Bannister concentrates his practice on securities and other corporate transactions, acting for underwriters and issuers (including foreign private issuers), as well as strategic or other investors, in high yield, equity (including ADRs and GDRs), and other securities offerings, including U.S. public offerings, Rule 144A offerings, other private placements and Regulation S offerings, as well as re-capitalizations, NYSE and NASDAQ listings, shareholder rights offerings, spin-offs, PIPEs, exchange offers, other general corporate transactions and other advice regarding compliance with U.S. securities laws, as well as general corporate advice. Mr. Bannister also advises issuers and underwriters on dual listings in the U.S. and on various exchanges across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Linda L. Curtis is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. She is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Global Finance Practice Group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of corporate finance, including leveraged financings, with a specific focus in recent years on acquisition financings. She also represents clients in debt capital markets transactions and other secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine and subordinated financings, and has experience in securitization transactions, debt restructurings and workouts. Ms. Curtis’ clients include private equity firms, commercial lending institutions and public and private companies in a variety of industries.

Robert A. Klyman is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization practice group. Mr. Klyman represents debtors, acquirers, lenders, ad hoc groups of bondholders and boards of directors in all phases of restructurings and workouts. His experience includes advising debtors in connection with traditional, prepackaged and “pre-negotiated” bankruptcies; representing lenders and bondholders in complex workouts; counseling strategic and financial players who acquire debt or provide financing as a path to take control of companies in bankruptcy; structuring and implementing numerous asset sales through Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code; and litigating complex bankruptcy and commercial matters arising in chapter 11 cases, both at trial and on appeal.

James J. Moloney is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Orange County office. He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Practice Group, focusing primarily on securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, friendly and hostile tender offers, proxy contests, going-private transactions and other corporate matters. Mr. Moloney was with the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. for six years before joining Gibson Dunn in June 2000. He served his last three years at the Commission as Special Counsel in the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions in the Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Moloney advises a wide range of listed public companies on reporting and other obligations under the securities laws, the establishment of corporate compliance programs, and continued compliance with corporate governance standards under the securities laws and stock exchange rules. He advises public company boards and committees of independent directors in connection with mergers, stock exchange proceedings, as well as SEC and other regulatory investigations.

Matthew J. Williams is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office. He is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. Since 2008, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has consistently ranked Mr. Williams as a top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer, noting his “exemplary legal skills, superb intelligence and exceptional forward-thinking,” his “winning combination of business acumen and legal expertise,” and his ability “to give an opinion as opposed to just spotting issues” and his “detail-oriented approach.” He is praised by creditor and bondholder clients as a “fantastic young partner who gets the issues, is great at working with hedge funds, and understands the way we think about the world” and someone who “gives good commercial and practical advice.”