Brett Bakemeyer is an associate in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice and is based in the New York Office. Her practice focuses primarily on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including the representation of debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in both Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.
Prior to joining the Firm, Brett served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Represented of the indenture trustees for six series of unsecured notes in the Chapter 11 cases of Windstream Holdings, Inc., a communications network provider, and its affiliated debtors in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Represented of the Maxus Liquidating Trust which, in June of 2018, filed a 23-count complaint in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeking approximately US$14 billion in damages from YPF, S.A., Repsol, S.A., and various affiliates for claims sounding in constructive fraudulent transfer, actual fraudulent transfer, alter ego liability, unjust enrichment, and civil conspiracy. The claims arise in connection with YPF’s purchase of Maxus Energy Corp., an oil and gas company, in 1995 and Repsol’s purchase of YPF in 1999, after which the defendants are alleged to have stripped Maxus of its valuable exploration and production assets while also seeking to strand Maxus' environmental liabilities, including liabilities relating to discharges into the Passaic River at one of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Sites.
Represented of the Samson Settlement Trust formed after confirmation of the Chapter 11 plan of Samson Resources Corporation, the oil and gas company, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to pursue certain causes of action to increase recoveries for unsecured creditors.
Represented Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in the Chapter 11 cases of Claire's Stores, Inc., a global retailer, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Represented Joerns WoundCo Holdings, Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer, and its affiliated debtors in their expedited prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization that resulted in a balance sheet deleveraging of more than US$320 million through a conversion of prepetition debt to equity and a US$40 million new money exit facility in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.