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Matthew Warren is a finance partner in King & Spalding’s Chicago office, advising clients on restructuring matters with a particular emphasis on distressed debt and insolvency issues.

Mr. Warren represents lenders and bondholders, as well as companies, in connection with restructuring and insolvency related matters.  Specifically, he helps clients navigate:

  • Distressed credit scenarios, including default planning and response strategies
  • Out-of-court restructurings, including exchange offers, debt-to-equity conversions and rescue financing
  • Chapter 11 proceedings, including prepackaged, prearranged, and free-fall bankruptcies
  • Distressed acquisitions
  • Debtor-in-possession financings
  • Cross-border bankruptcies

Mr. Warren advises lenders and bondholders in maximizing recoverable value and helps distressed companies navigate through difficult circumstances based on a sophisticated sense of market practice and extensive experience with complex and challenging scenarios.

Mr. Warren was named to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2019 “40 Under 40” Emerging Leaders in Insolvency List.  He was also  recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers USA 2019 and Turnarounds & Workouts named him a 2018 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.

Mr. Warren is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and teaches as an adjunct professor of Bankruptcy Law at the DePaul College of Law. He regularly speaks and writes on bankruptcy topics.

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Credentials

J.D., James E. Rogers College of Law, summa cum laude

B.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, summa cum laude

Illinois

Texas

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI Central States Advisory Board Member)

Member, Middle Market Open Board, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

"40 under "40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute (2019)

Recognized Practitioner - Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Chambers, 2019

Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer


Turnarounds & Workouts, 2018

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Recognition

"40 under "40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute (2019)

Recognized Practitioner - Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Chambers, 2019

Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer


Turnarounds & Workouts, 2018

Matters

Representation of the Ad Hoc Group of Bridge Lenders and Convertible Noteholders of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

Representation of secured term lenders in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Willowood USA

Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Synergy Pharmaceuticals

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Representation of the Ad Hoc Group of Bridge Lenders and Convertible Noteholders of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

Representation of secured term lenders in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Willowood USA

Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Synergy Pharmaceuticals

Representation of Enduro Resources in connection with its sale of substantially all of its assets and corresponding chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Representation of Stone Energy in connection with its reorganization through chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Representation of RKA Film Finance in connection with the Relativity Media chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings 

Representation of second lien agent in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Quicksilver Resources

Representation of Ad Group of Second Lien Lenders in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeds of Transtar Holdings

Representation of Caesars Acquisition Corp. in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings of Caesars 

Representation of senior secured lenders in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Taylor Wharton

Representation of senior secured lenders in connection with multi-jurisdictional out of court debt-to-equity conversion of consumer goods company

Representation of senior secured lenders in out-of-court restructuring of for-profit education company

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Matters

Representation of the Ad Hoc Group of Bridge Lenders and Convertible Noteholders of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

Representation of secured term lenders in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Willowood USA

Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Synergy Pharmaceuticals

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Matters

Representation of the Ad Hoc Group of Bridge Lenders and Convertible Noteholders of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

Representation of secured term lenders in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Willowood USA

Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Synergy Pharmaceuticals

Representation of Enduro Resources in connection with its sale of substantially all of its assets and corresponding chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Representation of Stone Energy in connection with its reorganization through chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Representation of RKA Film Finance in connection with the Relativity Media chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings 

Representation of second lien agent in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Quicksilver Resources

Representation of Ad Group of Second Lien Lenders in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeds of Transtar Holdings

Representation of Caesars Acquisition Corp. in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings of Caesars 

Representation of senior secured lenders in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Taylor Wharton

Representation of senior secured lenders in connection with multi-jurisdictional out of court debt-to-equity conversion of consumer goods company

Representation of senior secured lenders in out-of-court restructuring of for-profit education company

Insights

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Credentials

J.D., James E. Rogers College of Law, summa cum laude

B.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, summa cum laude

Illinois

Texas

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI Central States Advisory Board Member)

Member, Middle Market Open Board, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

"40 under "40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute (2019)

Recognized Practitioner - Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Chambers, 2019

Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer


Turnarounds & Workouts, 2018

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Recognition

"40 under "40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency


American Bankruptcy Institute (2019)

Recognized Practitioner - Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Chambers, 2019

Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer


Turnarounds & Workouts, 2018