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Jason Pierce's practice involves representing lenders, bondholders, investors, acquirers, DIP lenders and official creditors’ committees in restructurings of financially distressed companies in chapter 11 and in out-of-court financial restructurings. Mr. Pierce also represents hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors in the development and implementation of distressed investment strategies.

Representative Matters

  • AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. (ad hoc committee of first lien lenders)
  • Avaya, Inc. (ad hoc group of first and second lien creditors)
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (ad hoc committee of first lien lenders)
  • EP Energy Corporation (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Extraction Oil & Gas (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • JAKKS Pacific Inc. (ad hoc group of unsecured convertible noteholders)
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (ad hoc secured crossover group)
  • K-V Discovery Solutions, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • LightSquared Inc. (creditor/investor)
  • Lonestar Resources US Inc. (ad hoc noteholder committee)
  • Monitronics International, Inc. (ad hoc group of senior unsecured noteholders)
  • New Gulf Resources, LLC (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders and DIP lenders)
  • PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (DIP lender)
  • Sandy Creek Energy Station (ad hoc group of lenders)
  • Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Toys “R” Us, Inc. (FILO DIP lenders)

Publications

  • Co-author, "What to Make of the 'Make-Whole' Circuit Split: The Enforceability of Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy After Momentive and EFH," Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2018
  • Co-author, "Impairment of Pension Plans in Chapter 9 Reorganizations: The City of Stockton Confirmation Decision," Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2016
  • Co-author, "Bankruptcy Issues the Defense Industry Should Think About," Stroock Special Bulletin, April 3, 2014
  • "A South American Energy Treaty: How the Region Might Attract Foreign Investment in a Wake of Resource Nationalism," Cornell International Law Journal, 2011

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

J.D., Cornell Law School, 2012

B.A., Ryerson University, 2007

Clerkships

Law Clerk, Honorable Martin Glenn, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, 2014-2015