James Lathrop concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters. He is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group. His work encompasses representations of debtors, committees and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts.
Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
James has experience in both debtor and ad hoc creditor group representations across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, retail, technology, and automotive. His in-court experience includes prepackaged bankruptcies, 363 sales, and traditional Chapter 11 restructurings. He has extensive experience in those and related matters, such as:
- Represented a worldwide oil and gas drilling company and certain of its affiliates in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 restructuring;*
- Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company with its prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring;*
- Represented an ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders in the restructuring of one of the world’s leading industrial aviation service providers, in connection with the company’s balance sheet and fleet restructuring;*
- Represented the private equity sponsors in the successful completion of an oil and gas company’s out-of-court recapitalization;*
- Represented a retailer in its Chapter 11 filing, including establishing store closing procedures and 363 sale process;*
- Represented an automotive replacement parts supplier in connection with its pre-packaged plan of reorganization;*
- Represented a provider of aftermarket management services for mobile device carriers in connection with its pre-packaged restructuring of its term loan indebtedness;*
- Represented a leading telecommunications provider in its prearranged Chapter 11 filing.*
*Attorney Lathrop was counsel in these representative matters prior to joining Robinson+Cole.
Prior to joining the firm, James worked in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP on a broad array of restructuring matters. He previously clerked for Judge Mary F. Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.