Trudy Smith

Associate, Miami



Trudy is an associate in the White & Case's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice, based out of the Miami office.

Trudy has substantial experience representing all aspects of complex restructuring matters for multinational companies and stakeholders with an interest in every part of the capital structure. Her matters have involved both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and industries such as fintech, energy, telecommunication, and retail. Trudy's representative matters have required the development and execution of multi-faceted liability management plans in order to strategically place clients in the best position to achieve their desired outcome in deal negotiations, litigation, or both. Trudy prioritizes resolving the underlying liabilities in an efficient and expeditious manner and developing and implementing of a communication plan that allows clients to maintain as much control over the public discourse as reasonably possible. Her approach to restructuring can be both comprehensive in solving concerns holistically and surgical in resolving discrete matters precisely with minimal collateral effects.

Bars and Courts
New York
University of Miami
University of Miami


The official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Celsius Network LLC and its ten affiliates pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York that contemplate a comprehensive restructuring of cryptocurrency assets through a series of transactions that seeks to provide account holders with the option to obtain recoveries in part in kind and a robust investigation into potential causes of action arising from alleged wrongdoings that precipitated the bankruptcy filing. Celsius is a cryptocurrency-based finance platform that provides financial services to institutional, corporate, and retail clients across more than 100 countries.

The official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Genesis Global Holdco, LLC and 2 affiliated debtors pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York that involves validating and improving upon a proposed restructuring framework that Genesis developed with other parties and investigating affiliate transactions and other potential causes of action in an effort to maximize unsecured creditor recoveries. Genesis provides lending and borrowing services globally for digital assets and fiat currency.

Boy Scouts of America in its chapter 11 proceedings pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States and is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the world, with approximately 2.2 million registered youth participants and approximately 800,000 adult volunteers as of December 2019. The Boy Scouts of America filed its chapter 11 cases to equitably compensate survivors of historical sexual abuse in Scouting.

An ad hoc group of term loan lenders in the prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of Nautical Solutions, L.L.C., a provider of marine operational support services and solutions to petroleum exploration, extraction, and production, oilfield service, and offshore construction customers.

GT Real Estate Holdings, LLC in its chapter 11 case filed in Delaware to facilitate the wind-down of a proposed mixed-use real estate development planned to include a practice facility for the Carolina Panthers as well as the resolution of all related claims.