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Angela M. Libby

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Advises debtors, creditors, banks, hedge funds, lenders, asset purchasers and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructuring matters.

Angela advises debtors, creditors, banks, hedge funds, lenders, asset purchasers and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructuring matters. These include prepackaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions, asset sales, bankruptcy litigation, cross-border insolvencies and liability management transactions.

Law360 named Angela a “Rising Star” in energy in 2021. Turnarounds & Workouts listed her among 2020’s “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers,” and the American Bankruptcy Institute named her among the “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Insolvency” in 2019. She was one of only three recipients nationwide of the 2019 IFLR “US Rising Star Award” and was featured in Global Restructuring Review’s inaugural “Women in Restructuring” report.

Experience highlights

  • Ad hoc group of GenOn Energy Inc. noteholders in connection with GenOn’s chapter 11 restructuring and M&A process
  • Representing Merrill Lynch Commodities in connection with negotiating amendments and superpriority liens related to its derivative exposure in the ExGen Texas Power, LLC. chapter 11 restructuring
  • Counsel to the loan agent, working with a steering committee of lenders, in connection with a restructuring of Harvey Gulf International Marine
  • The agent and arranger in connection with an $800 million debtor-in-possession financing and agent for the approximately $2.8 billion pre-petition first-lien credit facility in connection with Peabody Energy Corp.’s chapter 11 proceedings
  • The agent for Pacific Exploration & Production Corp.’s $1 billion revolver in connection with Pacific’s restructuring, which included a Canadian Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) case and a Chapter 15 case
  • The agent for the senior term lenders in the successful prepackaged bankruptcy of Key Energy Services
  • The secured creditors of JW Aluminum in a comprehensive out-of-court restructuring, in which the exchanging creditors received new term loans of approximately $136.5 million along with new preferred stock with an initial liquidation preference of approximately $138 million, convertible into 95% of reorganized JW Aluminum’s common stock, and 60% of the pre-conversion common stock of the reorganized company
  • The Ad Hoc Group of Bondholders of Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank in connection with Puerto Rico’s ongoing restructuring efforts
  • Numerous hedge funds with respect to their investments in Caesars Entertainment, iHeart Communications, and other complex distressed companies
  • The note purchasers, exchanging noteholders and lenders in connection with a $400 million debt out-of-court recapitalization and subsequent chapter 11 proceedings of Venoco, Inc.
  • Investors in connection with bonds secured by Schahin II Finance Company (SPV) Limited and secured by the Sertão vessel
  • Patriot Coal and its affiliates in connection with their chapter 11 cases
  • Pinnacle Airlines and its affiliates in connection with their chapter 11 cases
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Credentials

Recognition
Law360 – “Rising Star: Energy,” 2021
Turnarounds & Workouts – “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer,” 2020
IFLR – “US Rising Star Award,” 2019
American Bankruptcy Institute – “40 Under 40 - Emerging Leader in Insolvency,” 2019
Education
J.D., New York University School of Law
  • AnBryce Scholar
A.B., History and Religion, Dartmouth College
Professional history
  • Partner, 2019-present
  • Associate, 2011-2019
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
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