Robert Morrison

Partner, Los Angeles

Biography

“Rob is very professional and knowledgeable. He not only provides sound legal counsel but oftentimes offers key market insight based on his deal experience that proves crucial to our deal process.”
Chambers 2019

Overview

Rob Morrison is a partner in the Debt Finance practice of White & Case's Los Angeles office. Rob's practice focuses primarily on the representation of agent banks, senior lenders, lead arrangers, investors, private equity funds and other borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, private placements and leveraged acquisition financings, domestic and global in nature. Rob also has experience in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and international asset-backed financing, purchases and leases of aircraft.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
Education
JD
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
BA
Political Science
Johns Hopkins University
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of the lead banks (including Credit Suisse, Citibank and Deutsche Bank) in the bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing for Vistra, Inc. (f/k/a Texas Competitive Electric Holdings) and continued representation of the applicable bank group through subsequent multi-billion dollar financings for Vistra, Inc.

Representation of Bank of America, Barclays, Macquarie Capital, Guggenheim and KKR in the $420 million LBO financing of a technology support company based in the southeastern United States.

Representation of Bank of America, as agent, and Bank of America, SunTrust Bank and Fifth Third Bank as lead arrangers in connection with a US$75 million revolving credit facility and US$275 million term loan facility borrowed in connection with the LBO of a group of major east coast waste management companies.

Representation of JPMorgan in the $1.25 billion financing provided to a major American midstream natural gas pipeline company.

Representation of Silver Rock Financial in connection with the second lien financing for the LBO of a sports content company.

Representation of Deutsche Bank and the other first lien lenders in the bankruptcy and debtor-in-possession financing for SunEdison, Inc.

Representation of MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent, and a group of lenders, including MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and RBC Capital Markets, as coordinating lead arrangers, and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Natixis, New York Branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Toronto-Dominion Bank, as joint lead arrangers, in connection with a US$95.0 million revolving credit facility and a US$25.0 letter of credit facility for a leading power supplier on the east coast.

Representation of Deutsche Bank in the arrangement of a US$1.895 billion senior secured credit facility for the leading auto dealership computer software provider.

Representation of Deutsche Bank in the arrangement of a US$275 million term credit facility for a major foods manufacturer in the southern United States.

Representation of Deutsche Bank in the arrangement of US$225 million term and revolving credit facilities for a national family of companies specializing in the credit card processing industry.

Representation of American AgCredit, PCA in the arrangement of a US$280 million credit facility for the leading poultry producer in the western United States.

Representation of American AgCredit, PCA in the arrangement of a US$90 million credit facility for a timberlands and lumber company in the Pacific Northwest.

Representation of Harvest Partners in the financing of its purchase of a family of auto care companies.

Representation of a major Indian casino in Southern California in the US$200 million refinancing of its existing bonds.
 

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual, Banking & Finance – California, Chambers USA 2019 - 2020

Up and Coming Practitioner, Banking & Finance - California, Chambers USA 2018