John K Cunningham | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

John K Cunningham

Partner, Miami, New York

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

Chambers USA 2014


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 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


  • JD, University of Virginia
  • BA, Georgetown University


  • English


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 & Recognition

Leading Lawyer:, Chambers USA 2014

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Florida

Best Lawyer:, The Best Lawyers in America 2014

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law