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Scott Davidson is counsel in the Finance and Restructuring practice of King & Spalding’s New York office. He has substantial experience in all aspects of Chapter 11 work, and has represented clients in some of the largest bankruptcy cases ever filed, including those by Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors Corporation), Lehman Brothers, Adelphia Communication Corporation and Enron Corporation.

In over two decades of practice, Scott has represented a broad array of clients, including asset buyers, court-appointed examiners, federal receivers, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, groups/individuals and distressed investors. Scott also is frequently involved in complex litigation matters arising during the course of chapter 11 restructurings and in other bankruptcy contexts.

 

Publications/Presentations

  • “Late-Filed Claims Are Not Always Excluded From the Distribution Party,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, January, 2014.
  • “A Bank’s Ability To Set Off Customer Debt From Money Held In Trust,” New York Law Journal, October 17, 2013.
  • “Preserving Pre-Petition Claims In Chapter 11 Plans: a Circuit Review,” New York Law Journal, March 22, 2012.
  • Webinar: “Bankruptcy Remote Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Cases: Leveraging Latest Developments in Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcies,” Strafford Publications Seminars, April 20, 2011.
  • “TCI 2 Holdings Case - Are Intercreditor/Subordination Agreements Amongst Lenders Still Viable in a Bankruptcy Cram Down Scenario?” Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol. 4, No. 37, September 13, 2010.
  • Webinar: “Real Estate Bankruptcies: Single Asset Real Estate Rules and Lessons from General Growth,” Strafford Publications Seminars, April 27, 2010.
  • “Responsible Officers:  A Possible Alternative to a Chapter 11 Trustee,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, June 2010.
  • “Bankruptcy Remote Entities: Not as Remote as You May Think,” New York Law Journal, November 18, 2009.
  • “Filing Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy Cases - A Primer,” New York Law Journal, September 25, 2007.
  • “Section 550(a) of the Bankruptcy Code: Avoiding the Avoidable?” New York Law Journal, July 12, 2006.
  • “Section 365(i) of the Bankruptcy Code: When Does Being in Possession Not Mean Being In Possession,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July/August 2006.
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Credentials

J.D., New York Law School, cum laude

B.A., Hofstra University

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

Intern, Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

Intern, Judge Walter Shackman, New York

American Bankruptcy Institute

Matters

Represent General Motors LLC on a wide variety of issues emanating out of their asset purchase agreement with General Motors Corporation, which was approved by the New York Bankruptcy Court in 2009.  Certain of these matters involve complex litigation that concern billions of dollars of claims or damages.

Represented Lehman Commercial Paper in a variety of issues relating to their bankruptcy, including derivative matters, post-petition interest issues and other plan-related disputes.

Represented a group of equity holders in an energy company’s bankruptcy case in connection with their request for the appointment of an equity committee.

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Matters

Represent General Motors LLC on a wide variety of issues emanating out of their asset purchase agreement with General Motors Corporation, which was approved by the New York Bankruptcy Court in 2009.  Certain of these matters involve complex litigation that concern billions of dollars of claims or damages.

Represented Lehman Commercial Paper in a variety of issues relating to their bankruptcy, including derivative matters, post-petition interest issues and other plan-related disputes.

Represented a group of equity holders in an energy company’s bankruptcy case in connection with their request for the appointment of an equity committee.

Represented a group of hedge funds in the Washington Mutual bankruptcy case in connection with plan-related disputes.

Represented certain investors in the Madoff Ponzi scheme case in connection with adversary proceedings commenced against them for fraudulent conveyances and other alleged avoidable transfers.

Represented an insurer of general obligation bonds in a Chapter 9 bankruptcy case commenced by a health care district.

Represented the examiner in Enron North America in analyzing intercompany issues and acting as a plan facilitator.

Represented the examiner in Coudert Brothers in analyzing claims against partners and formulating a partner contribution plan.

Represented a receiver for a failed investment advisor including sorting through issues related to commingled accounts, liquidating assets, and formulating a plan of distribution.

Represented creditors in various Chapter 11 cases, including, among others, those brought by (i) a communications company, (ii) various jewelry companies, (iii) a hospital, and (iv) a munitions manufacturer.

Represented various debtors in Chapter 11 cases, including, among others, those brought by (i) a retail chain of stores, (ii) a steel business, and (iii) a large group of nursing homes.

Matters

Represent General Motors LLC on a wide variety of issues emanating out of their asset purchase agreement with General Motors Corporation, which was approved by the New York Bankruptcy Court in 2009.  Certain of these matters involve complex litigation that concern billions of dollars of claims or damages.

Represented Lehman Commercial Paper in a variety of issues relating to their bankruptcy, including derivative matters, post-petition interest issues and other plan-related disputes.

Represented a group of equity holders in an energy company’s bankruptcy case in connection with their request for the appointment of an equity committee.

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Matters

Represent General Motors LLC on a wide variety of issues emanating out of their asset purchase agreement with General Motors Corporation, which was approved by the New York Bankruptcy Court in 2009.  Certain of these matters involve complex litigation that concern billions of dollars of claims or damages.

Represented Lehman Commercial Paper in a variety of issues relating to their bankruptcy, including derivative matters, post-petition interest issues and other plan-related disputes.

Represented a group of equity holders in an energy company’s bankruptcy case in connection with their request for the appointment of an equity committee.

Represented a group of hedge funds in the Washington Mutual bankruptcy case in connection with plan-related disputes.

Represented certain investors in the Madoff Ponzi scheme case in connection with adversary proceedings commenced against them for fraudulent conveyances and other alleged avoidable transfers.

Represented an insurer of general obligation bonds in a Chapter 9 bankruptcy case commenced by a health care district.

Represented the examiner in Enron North America in analyzing intercompany issues and acting as a plan facilitator.

Represented the examiner in Coudert Brothers in analyzing claims against partners and formulating a partner contribution plan.

Represented a receiver for a failed investment advisor including sorting through issues related to commingled accounts, liquidating assets, and formulating a plan of distribution.

Represented creditors in various Chapter 11 cases, including, among others, those brought by (i) a communications company, (ii) various jewelry companies, (iii) a hospital, and (iv) a munitions manufacturer.

Represented various debtors in Chapter 11 cases, including, among others, those brought by (i) a retail chain of stores, (ii) a steel business, and (iii) a large group of nursing homes.

Credentials

J.D., New York Law School, cum laude

B.A., Hofstra University

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

Intern, Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

Intern, Judge Walter Shackman, New York

American Bankruptcy Institute