Natalie Ramsey

Natalie D. Ramsey

Partner

Natalie D. Ramsey

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Natalie Ramsey is co-chair of the Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group and the partner in charge of its Wilmington and Philadelphia offices. She practices in all areas of domestic and international restructurings, crisis management, financings, acquisitions in distressed situations and asset recovery litigation, often involving challenges to complex corporate transactions. Natalie is certified by the American Board of Certification accredited by the American Bar Association in Business Bankruptcy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, where she presently serves as the Third Circuit Regent.

    Natalie's role in creditor committee representations includes the Chapter 11 cases of Mallinckrodt, Aldrich Pump/Murray Bolier (affiliates of Trane), DBMP (an affiliate of CertainTeed), Imerys Talc AmericaBestwall (an affiliate of Georgia Pacific), Energy Future Holdings, Specialty Products (Bondex), MaremontNutraQuest and Nutri-System. Her lead role in company side restructurings includes a large regional real estate developer and the jointly-administered O.W. Bunker USA and O.W. Bunker, N.A. cases, which were awarded the International Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B) and Energy Deal of the Year (Over $500MM to $1B) in 2017 by M&A Advisor, a premier network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Natalie presently serves as co-counsel to the debtor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Loot Crate pending in Delaware. Natalie’s representation of asset purchasers includes serving as counsel to the successful asset purchaser in RTW Retailwinds, Inc. sale of e-commerce business, for which Robinson+Cole was awarded the 2021 E-Commerce Restructuring of the Year honor as part of the Global M&A Network’s 13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards.

    Natalie is ranked as a Star Individual in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Chambers USA, which describes her as “enjoy[ing] a stellar reputation for her work on sophisticated high-value bankruptcy disputes.” Chambers notes that clients say she is "very smart, knows the law inside and out, has superb strategic sense, and is great on her feet... She works extremely hard and is a great tactician with a very deft touch in court.” She was recognized by LawDragon.com as among both its 2020 and 2022 "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers." In 2017, she was named among Turnaround & Workouts’ “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers of 2017” and in the inaguaral class of “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Leaders” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.  

    Natalie serves on the boards of The Riddle HeathCare Foundation of the Main Line Health System and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. Natalie also serves as a member of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics of the University of Delaware Advisory Board. Previously, she served on the board of Delaware County Habitat for Humanity from 1995 to 2000, and as the Chair of Delaware Valley Habitat for Humanity from 1999 to 2003.
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants in Bestwall LLC (a successor-in-interest to Georgia-Pacific LLC)

      • Co-counsel and Conflicts Counsel to the “E-side” Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Energy Future Holdings in its pending Chapter 11 case

      • Co-counsel to the Official Equity Committee of BPS US Holdings, Inc. et al. (Performance Sports Group) in its pending Chapter 11 case 

      • Counsel to the Debtors in O.W. Bunker Holding North America

      • Counsel to various creditors, contract parties and lessors in the Chapter 11 reorganizations of Weinstein Company Holdings, Remington, Suniva, Magnum Hunter, New Gulf Resources, Cubic Asset, and Ryckman Creek Resources*

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants in Specialty Products Holding Corp. (Bondex)*

      • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in United Gilsonite Laboratories*

      • Counsel for a large regional homebuilder in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization*

      • Counsel to a leading health care turnaround consultant in connection with its engagements in both Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings*

      • Counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Nutraquest, Inc.*

      • Counsel to asset purchasers in cases such as Hayes Microcomputer Products and Wicked Fashion*

      • Counsel to the franchise committee in Nutrasystem, Inc.*

      • *Attorney Ramsey was counsel in these representative transactions prior to joining Robinson+Cole.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bankruptcy Institute (1991 - present)

      American Inns of Court
      Delaware Bankruptcy Chapter (2010 - present)

      American College of Bankruptcy
      Fellow (2021 - present)

      American Bar Foundation
      Fellow (2016 - present)

      The Forum of Executive Women (2021)

      Chief
      A private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders (2021)

      Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
      Member (1991 - present)
      Board of Directors (1999 - 2006)
      Chair (2006)

      Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) (1991 - present)

      International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (1993 - present)

      Turnaround Management Association (2003 - present)

      Delaware Bar Association

      New York State Bar Association

      Pennsylvania Bar Association

      Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Recognized as a "Legend Icon" in the ABF Journal's 2022 Industry Icons issue.

      Presented with the “Women Restructuring Leader” recognition as part of Global M&A Network's 14th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards

      Named among Turnaround & Workouts’ “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers of 2017”

      Presented with the E-Commerce Restructuring of the Year honor as part of the Global M&A Network’s 13th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in recognition of the RTW Retailwinds, Inc. sale of e-commerce business, including the New York & Company and Fashion to Figure e-commerce intellectual property, to the Saadia Group LLC.

      Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Philadelphia and Surrounds in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2007, ranked in Band 1 from 2017 to 2019 and as a Star Individual since 2020.

      Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization and Litigation-Bankruptcy since 2012.

      Selected to the the Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list from 2005 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2021.

      Selected to the Delaware Super Lawyers list from 2017 to 2022 and to the Pennsylvania list from 2005 to 2022.

      Listed in Lawdragon as one of the "500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers” in 2020 and again in 2022.

      Named among the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2017 "Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers." 

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
      President (2012-13) (1993 - present)

      The Riddle HealthCare Foundation of the Main Line Health System
      Member, Board of Directors

      University of Delaware
      Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Advisory Board

      Delaware Valley Habitat for Humanity
      Chair (1993-03)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Mass Torts," as a faculty member at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Bankruptcy Institute 2022” (11/11/2022)
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      "Bankruptcy and the Texas Two Step," at the 2022 New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference, hosted by the New Jersey Bar Association (9/30/2022)
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      "The Texas Two-Step: Understanding The Impact on Mass Tort Liabilities," presented during Global M&A Network's 14th Annual Restructuring & Distressed Investing Forum (7/20/2022)
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      "The Texas Two-Step: A Complex Dance with Mass Tort Liabilities," at the 2022 TMA NOW Summit (5/10/2022)
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      "Mass Tort Bankruptcy Updates," at the Boardwalk Seminar 2022, hosted by the New Jersey Association for Justice (4/28/2022)
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      "NOW Virtual Speaker Series," hosted by the Turnaround Management Association’s Network of Women (NOW) (3/14/2022)
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      "Hot Topics in Bankruptcy," as part of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program (11/9/2021)
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      "Imerys Talc America Inc. Bankruptcy," co-presented with Mark A. Fink and Michael R. Enright, presented at the HarrisMartin Talcum Powder Litigation Conference (1/9/20)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • October 18, 2022

        Rhonda Tobin and Natalie Ramsey Featured in Philadelphia Business Journal Article on Firm’s Presence in the Market

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      • October 5, 2022

        Natalie Ramsey Featured as a “Legend Icon” in ABF Journal’s 2022 Industry Icons Issue

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      • July 25, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized During Global M&A Network's 2022 Turnaround Atlas Awards

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      • February 14, 2022

        Natalie Ramsey Interviews with Law.com (Mid-Market Report / The Legal Intelligencer) re. R+C’s Mid-Atlantic Expansion and 2022 Trends in Restructuring

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      • June 29, 2021

        Natalie Ramsey and Jamie Edmonson Win Turnaround Atlas "e-Commerce Restructuring of the Year" Award

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      • October 13, 2020

        Natalie Ramsey and Jamie Edmonson Represent Saadia Group LLC in Significant Retail Transaction

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 11, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in 2022 Super Lawyers®

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      • August 18, 2022

        74 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023

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      • June 1, 2022

        2022 Chambers USA Recognizes 19 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 10 Practice Areas

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      • March 3, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Advises Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 Mallinckrodt plc Case

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      • October 14, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 19, 2021

        65 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

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      • May 24, 2021

        Chambers USA Recognizes 19 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 10 Practice Areas

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      • October 15, 2020

        47 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in Super Lawyers®

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      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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      • April 23, 2020

        Chambers USA Recognizes 20 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 11 Practice Areas in CT, PA, and RI and Nationwide

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      • August 15, 2019

        57 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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      • January 22, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Adds National Bankruptcy Team in New York, Philadelphia and Wilmington

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