John K Cunningham

Partner, Miami, New York


John K Cunningham is a “terrific lawyer who handles extremely big cases.”
Chambers USA


A partner in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group, John brings insight and experience to challenging corporate bankruptcy matters. Recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 United States as a leading practitioner in this space, he has led White & Case teams in some of the largest domestic and international restructurings. John has represented troubled businesses, creditor committees, bondholders, trade creditors, financial institutions, lenders and strategic investors in complex work-out arrangements spanning the US, Latin America and Europe. Companies to have benefited from his representation operate in a broad spectrum of business sectors, including paper, marketing, logistics, telecommunications, gambling and pharmaceuticals.
Bars and Courts
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Florida State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
New York State Bar
US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Connecticut State Bar
University of Virginia
Georgetown University


Chapter 11 Bankruptcies:

Acted as counsel to Major League Baseball in the Chapter 11 cases of Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC et al. in Wilmington, DE.

Represented the Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders in the Chapter 11 cases of Six Flags, Inc., et al. (Wilmington, DE).

Represented the Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders in the Chapter 11 cases of Solutia, Inc., in New York.

Represented a public power equipment manufacturer in its Chapter 11 case in Wilmington, DE.

Represented a public automotive equipment manufacturer in its Chapter 11 case in Detroit, MI.

Lien Noteholder Restructurings:

Representing first lien noteholders in the restructuring of Independencia, SA, a Brazilian beef producer.

Represented second lien lenders in the restructuring of Neways, a multi-level marketing company.

Corporate restructurings:

Advised one of the largest Mexican paper companies on its reorganization in Mexico and the US.

Advised on the restructuring of one of the largest telecommunication providers in the Dominican Republic.

Advised a bank syndicate on the restructuring of a public pharmaceuticals company.

Speaking Engagements

John regularly speaks at restructuring and bankruptcy conferences in the US and internationally, including INSOL, The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and The Beard Group.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer: Corporate Restructuring – The Legal 500 United States 2020 - 2021

Leading Lawyer: Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Florida, Chambers USA 2014 - 2021

Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America 2014: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law