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.
Representation of indenture trustees for senior unsecured notes in the chapter 11 cases of Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Representation of Elliott Management Corporation in connection with the out-of-court recapitalization of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc.
Representation of crossholders of secured debt in the chapter 11 cases of EXCO Resources, Inc.
Representation of Beal Bank in the chapter 11 cases of White Eagle Asset Portfolio, LP.
Representation of GSO Capital Partners in the chapter 11 cases 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 in the restructuring of Concordia International Corp.
Representation of Beal Bank in the acquisition of a natural gas-fired power plant from La Paloma Generating Company, LLC through a chapter 11 sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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)
Fifth Circuit's Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student, American College of Bankruptcy (Unsolicited Nomination by the Honorable Harlin D. Hale), 2014