Harrison Denman

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Harrison Denman is a partner in the New York office of White & Case's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. His practice focuses on representing investors in distressed debt and equity in Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Denman clerked for Judge James M. Peck of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Denman was selected in 2016 as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds and Workouts.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
JD
Cornell Law School
BA
University of Pennsylvania
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Harrison's recent representations include:

Special litigation counsel to the indenture trustees for Windstream’s senior unsecured notes in the chapter 11 cases of Windstream Holdings, Inc., a provider of network communications, and its affiliated debtors.

Ad hoc group of holders of, and agent for, first lien loans in the Trident Holding Company chapter 11 cases, a medical diagnostics company.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in the chapter 11 cases of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., a marine fuel logistics company.

Ad hoc group of holders of, and indenture trustee for, unsecured legacy bonds in the chapter 11 cases of iHeart Communications Inc. a diversified media and entertainment business.

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in the chapter 11 cases of Claire's Stores, Inc., the global retailer.

Ad hoc group of holders of secured debt of Concordia International Corp., a global life sciences company, in its corporate restructuring.

Ad hoc group of holders of unsecured bonds in the chapter 11 cases of Breitburn Energy, an oil and gas partnership.

Ad hoc group of holders of, and indenture trustee for, convertible notes in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison Inc., a global renewable energy company.

Ad hoc group of holders of unsecured bonds issued by Intelsat (Luxembourg) S.A., a communications satellite services provider.

Ad hoc group of holders of unsecured bonds in the chapter 11 cases of oil and gas company Energy XXI.

Ad hoc group of holders of, and indenture trustee for, unsecured bonds in the chapter 11 cases of global casino owner and operator Caesars Entertainment Operating Company.

Ad hoc group of holders of unsecured bonds issued by Texas Competitive Electric Holdings in the chapter 11 cases of electric utility company Energy Future Holdings.

Ad hoc group of holders of euro-denominated bonds in the chapter 11 cases of Quiksilver, Inc., a retail company.

Ad hoc group of holders of, and indenture trustee for, secured bonds in the chapter 11 cases of Residential Capital, formerly one of the largest mortgage providers in the US.

Ad hoc group of holders of secured bonds of LBI Media, Inc., a media company.

Speaking Engagements

"Current Trends in the Distressed Debt Market," July 21, 2020:  American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar (Panelist)

"Leveraged Credit and Special Situations", November 26, 2018: 25th Annual Distressed Investing Conference, (Panelist)

"Latin American Restructurings", November 28, 2016: 23rd Annual Beard Group Distressed Investing Conference, (Panelist)

"Legal Trends within Bankruptcy and Restructuring", May 24, 2016: 9th Annual Debtwire Investors Summit, (Panelist)

Publications

Turning the Page: The Demise of the "Queenan Doctrine" Requiring the Adoption of a Foreclosure Valuation Methodology in Chapter 11 Cases, 25 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. (2017)

Contributing Author to Bank Failures: Lessons from Lehman Brothers, Oxford University Press 2017

A Tale of Two Debtors: Lehman Brothers and the Availability of Equitable Subordination in the "Dueling Debtor" Context, 9 N.Y.U. J.L. & BUS. 269 (2012)

Awards and Recognition

Recognized Practitioner: Bankruptcy/Restructuring – New York , Chambers USA 2019

Benchmark Litigation 2018, Top Litigator Under 40

Superlawyers NY Metro Rising Star, 2016, 2015, 2014

Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016

Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, Turnarounds & Workouts, 2016