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Timothy Graulich

Deep experience in U.S. and international restructurings, including prepackaged and traditional bankruptcies and out-of-court workouts.

Tim has deep experience in a broad range of U.S. and international restructurings. He has represented public and private companies, agent banks and lenders, acquirers and hedge funds in connection with prepackaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, DIP and exit financings, bankruptcy litigation and Section 363 sales.

Tim was named an “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2018, after receiving the same honor five years earlier. He serves as co-chair of the Insolvent Financial Institutions Subcommittee of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association.

Experience highlights

Tim was counsel to:

  • Volkswagen, as the largest customer, in the worldwide restructuring of Takata
  • Significant stakeholder with respect to Oi S.A.’s in-court restructuring in Brazil
  • Digicel Group One Limited and its foreign representatives in connection with a Bermuda scheme of arrangement
  • The Foreign Representative of ENNIA Caribe Holding N.V. and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with their chapter 15 proceedings
  • Ballantyne Re plc and its foreign representative in connection with an Irish scheme of arrangement that successfully restructured over $1.6 billion of claims with over 98% credit support
  • The foreign representative of Cryptopia Limited in connection with their chapter 15 proceedings
  • Oro Negro Drilling Pte. Ltd. on the restructuring of $939.1 million of senior secured bonds
  • Tonon Bioenergia S.A. and its subsidiaries in connection with judicial recovery proceedings in Brazil
  • Embraport, a Brazilian port operator, in connection with its potential restructuring
  • The largest creditor to USJ Açúcar e Álcool S.A. with respect to USJ’s debt restructuring and tender offer
  • Odebrecht Oil & Gas on an in-court restructuring of $5 billion of corporate and project debt through an RJ in Brazil
  • An ad hoc committee of creditors of Grupo Infinity in its RJ proceeding
  • The indenture trustee working at the instruction of Majority Lenders in connection with the exercise of remedies against the Schahin Group
  • Rank Group and its affiliates in connection with the restructuring of UCI Holdings International
  • The prepetition first-lien lenders and proposed DIP lenders in the chapter 11 case of C&J Energy
  • Mongolian Mining Corp. and its subsidiaries in connection with creditor negotiations and planning for potential cross-border insolvency proceedings in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the United States or other jurisdictions
  • The committee of second lien and DIP lenders to RCS Holdings
  • The agent in connection with the $1.5 billion exit loan to LightSquared
  • Comcast in connection with the involuntary bankruptcy of Houston Regional Sports Network, L.P.
  • The joint administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in connection with more than $10 billion of claims against Lehman Brothers Inc. in the largest SIPC case in history
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Chambers USA – Bankruptcy/Restructuring, New York
IFLR1000 – Financial Restructuring, Highly Regarded
Turnarounds & Workouts –“ Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer,” 2018
BTI Client Service Awards – “Client Service All-Star,” 2019
Super Lawyers – Bankruptcy, New York
LL.M., Bankruptcy, St. John's University School of Law
J.D., St. John's University School of Law
  • St. Thomas More Scholar
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, St. John's University
  • Valedictorian
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, 2009-present
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2006-2009
  • Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 2001-2006
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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