Charles R. Koster

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Mr. Koster is an Associate in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group. He has experience in various aspects of bankruptcy law, including the representation of agent banks, senior lenders, unsecured noteholders and other interested parties in both chapter 11 proceedings and large out-of-court workouts. Mr. Koster was selected in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as a Super Lawyers NY Metro Rising Star.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2010, Mr. Koster served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith Wizmur of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Education
JD
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden
BA
Colgate University
Languages
English

Experience

Coordinating Committee of Senior Lenders
Represent coordinating committee of senior lenders holding over $10 billion of indebtedness in restructuring of world's largest offshore oil drilling company.

Senior Agent
Represented agent for senior lenders holding over $500 million of secured loans in attempted out-of-court restructuring and chapter 11 proceedings of Primorsk International Shipping Limited and its affiliated debtors.

Unsecured Creditor Group
Represented the Ad Hoc Group of TCEH Unsecured Noteholders, comprised of holders of approximately $2.7 billion of unsecured notes issued by Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, LLC, in the chapter 11 cases of Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries.

Unsecured Creditor Group
Represented the Ad Hoc Group of LBHI Noteholders in the chapter 11 cases of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. and its affiliated debtors.

Secured Creditor Group
Represented the Ad Hoc Group of LightSquared LP Secured Lenders, comprised of holders of approximately $1.5 billion of secured loans made to LightSquared LP, in the chapter 11 cases of LightSquared Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Hedge Fund
Represented large hedge fund in commencing the first involuntary pre-packaged bankruptcy case in the United States in Zais Investment Grade Limited VII.