Sam Lawand

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Sam Lawand is an associate in the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Sam's practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, including representations of debtors, creditors, purchasers, and other interested parties in chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, and cross-border proceedings. Prior to joining White & Case, Sam clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Grossman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Education
JD
SMU Dedman School of Law
BS
University of Texas

Dallas

Languages
English

Experience

Representation of GSO Capital Partners in connection with the Chapter 11 reorganization of Gibson Brands, Inc.

Representation of ad hoc group of holders of, and indenture trustee for, unsecured legacy bonds in the Chapter 11 cases of iHeart Communications Inc.

Representation of ad hoc group of holders of secured debt of Concordia International Corp. in its corporate restructuring.

Representation of Beal Bank in the acquisition of a natural gas-fired electric generating facility from La Paloma Generating Company, LLC through a Chapter 11 sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Publications

Make-Whole Claims in Bankruptcy, 27 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 4, Sept. 2018

Arbitration and Bankruptcy: A Tug of War, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 2017

Security Interests in Proceeds of Collateral: Impact of Bankruptcy, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, Vol. 33, No. 2, Feb. 2017

Deepening Split Between Circuits: Seventh Circuit Holds That § 546(e) Safe Harbor Does Not Protect Transfers Conducted Through Financial Institutions Acting as Conduits, 2016 No. 12 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 1, Dec. 2016

Bankruptcy Issues Facing Retail Debtors, Nat'l Ass'n of Credit Mgmt. Bus. Credit, Aug. 2016

Kim, Frost, and Other Developments, 33rd Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, Nov. 2014, (presented by Hon. Harlin D. Hale and Hon. Ronald B. King)

Reinvestment, Exemption Limitations, and Other Issues, Advanced Bankruptcy Course, Feb. 2014, (presented by Hon. Karen Brown, Hon. Harlin D. Hale, Hon. Robert Jones, and Hon. Ronald B. King)

Attention Foreign Companies: The Fifth Circuit is Armed with the Authority to Deny Enforcement of a Foreign Reorganization Plan, 2013 No. 12 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 1, Dec. 2013, (presented by Hon. Cecelia G. Morris in London and Italy)

Awards and Recognition

Fifth Circuit's Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student, American College of Bankruptcy (Unsolicited Nomination by the Honorable Harlin D. Hale), 2014