Laura Femino

Associate, Miami

Biography

Overview

Ms. Femino is an associate in the Firm’s Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice. Ms. Femino's work involves the coordination of multi-jurisdictional restructurings across the globe and high-profile litigation in the United States and abroad, with a particular focus on cross-border restructuring and Latin American insolvencies, and a developed expertise in chapter 15 proceedings.  Ms. Femino’s experience also includes several high-profile matters involving state-issued debt.

Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
Education
JD
Yale Law School
BS
Stanford University
Languages
English

Experience

  • Purdue Pharma – representing the Ad Hoc Group of Individual Victims in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxycontin.
  • Constellation Oil & Gas – represented the Brazilian oil and gas company Constellation (formerly Queiroz Galvão O&G) in its global restructuring of USD 1.5 billion in funded debt, which included contested chapter 15 proceedings in the United States.
  • International Bank of Azerbaijan – represented the Bank in its restructuring of USD 2.3 billion of financial indebtedness in its chapter 15 case, the first in the United States to win recognition for an Azerbaijani restructuring. 
  • Oi S.A. – represented Brazilian telecom giant Oi S.A. in its global restructuring of USD 19 billion of debt, featuring the largest bankruptcy filing in Brazilian history and a highly contested chapter 15 proceeding of the company's Dutch financing subsidiary. 
Publications

Ex Ante Review of Leveraged Buyouts, 123 Yale L.J. 1830 (2014)

A Solution For Competing Foreign Insolvency Proceedings, Law360 (Sep. 28, 2016)

Awards and Recognition

Winner of the Weil Gotshal Best Bankruptcy Law Note of the Year, 2014, for Note Ex Ante Review of Leveraged Buyouts

Winner of the Burton 2017 Distinguished Legal Writing Award, for article "A Solution for Competing Foreign Insolvency Proceedings"