DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. For additional information, go to www.dlapiper.com.
Cooley's Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group is an experienced team that possesses a deep understanding of bankruptcy principles and law, outstanding litigation and corporate drafting ability and solid business sense. The team is a recognized leader, playing key roles in some of the most complex and high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring cases throughout the U.S., UK and other countries.
Cooley lawyers are well-known for our extensive experience representing creditors committees, debtors, equity committees, mechanics lienholder committees, shareholder committees, and employee and retiree committees in chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, restructuring and company dissolution, credit finance and distressed mergers & acquisitions. We represent a range of clients across a wide array of industries.
Cooley attorneys have played a significant role in some of the largest bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring cases, including RadioShack, Metromedia Fiber Network, Enron, Lehman Brothers, Adelphia, Montgomery Ward, Skymall, Athlete's Foot, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, United Airlines, Blockbuster, CompUSA, Pizzeria Uno, Johns-Manville, Thrifty Drugs, UPC Polska, Asyst Technologies, Inc. and the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, Inc.
Opportune LLP is a leading international energy consulting firm specializing in assisting clients across the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, power, commodities trading and oilfield services. Opportune’s service lines include: chemical engineering, complex financial reporting, corporate finance, dispute resolution, enterprise risk, outsourcing, process and technology, reserve engineering and geosciences, restructuring, strategy and organization, and tax. For more information on Opportune LLP, please visit our website at www.opportune.com
Simmons Legal PLLC is a woman-owned, minority-owned and veteran-owned transactional and dispute resolution and litigation law firm which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and maintains a second by-appointment office in New York. We assist businesses with primarily bankruptcy, restructuring, corporate finance, business transactions, civil litigation and privacy and data protection legal matters. Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Illinois. Diversity is our watchword and exceptional client service is our mission. To learn more about the legal services offered by Simmons Legal PLLC please visit our website at www.simmonslegal.solutions.
Vince Slusher has extensive experience representing large and mid-sized companies, both public and private, facing financial or regulatory crises. Vince represents clients in myriad industries in complex bankruptcy and business or financial reorganization matters. For 30 years, he has dedicated himself not only to the legal problems and issues facing his clients, but also to understanding their business needs and clients turn to him for this understanding. He has represented debtors, creditors, trustees, examiners, official and unofficial committees and secured and unsecured creditors in all types of bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court reorganizations across the United States as well as abroad.
Ali M.M. Mojdehi is a financial restructuring partner for Cooley and has varied and extensive experience nationwide representing debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors, statutory creditor and equityholder committees, bondholders, financial institutions, and third-party purchasers of distressed assets, across a wide array of industries including oil and gas, energy, real estate, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, transportation, financial services and information technology.
Ali was named in the 2014 and 2015 Chambers USA editions as a leader in Bankruptcy & Restructuring. He was also presented with the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is presented to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. Ali earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa and received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary.
Ryan is a Managing Director in the Restructuring practice of Opportune and is based in New York. He focuses on financial and operational restructuring, and has significant experience in reorganization plan development, negotiation and implementation, corporate recapitalizations, distressed valuation, effecting amendments and waivers, capital raising, distressed M&A, liquidity management, business plan development and review, and litigation support. Ryan has advised debtors, creditors, and equity holders on restructurings and special situations – both in – and out-of-court – with liabilities totaling in excess of $20.0 billion. Prior to joining Opportune, Ryan was a vice president in the restructuring group at Duff & Phelps Securities (f/k/a Chanin Capital Partners). Before that, he worked at Panagos Katz Situational Investing – a special situations fund – and began his career in the leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan. Ryan received a B.A., magna cum laude, in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. He holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Series 63 and 79 licenses.
Camisha L. Simmons is the founder and managing member of the law firm Simmons Legal PLLC. She founded the firm after practicing in New York and Dallas for close to 8 years as an associate attorney for the global law firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, DLA Piper and Norton Rose Fulbright.
She has extensive experience representing companies in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation and restructuring matters.
She serves as an Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of North Texas College of Law. She also is a frequent author and speaker on various bankruptcy, finance and litigation topics.
From 2006-2007, Ms. Simmons was a law clerk to the Honorable Mary F. Walrath, Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.
She served on active duty in the United States Army from 1999 to 2003.