Andrew S. Mordkoff

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8963
F 212 728 9963
amordkoffwillkie.com

Andrew Mordkoff is a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department. Andrew represents debtors, creditors, sponsors and investors in large, complex, chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Andrew has been significantly involved in numerous complex deals, including most recently acting as counsel to Momentive in its landmark chapter 11 cases, Core Media, the owner of American Idol in its complex cross-border filing, and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in its successful reorganization which was nominated in 2020 for The Deal’s Restructuring Deal of the Year.

Andrew is a frequent guest speaker and has published several articles on ground breaking restructuring issues. He is also a member of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Prior to joining Willkie, Andrew previously served as a law intern to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Andrew Mordkoff is a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department. Andrew represents debtors, creditors, sponsors and investors in large, complex, chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Andrew has been significantly involved in numerous complex deals, including most recently acting as counsel to Momentive in its landmark chapter 11 cases, Core Media, the owner of American Idol in its complex cross-border filing, and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in its successful reorganization which was nominated in 2020 for The Deal’s Restructuring Deal of the Year.

Andrew is a frequent guest speaker and has published several articles on ground breaking restructuring issues. He is also a member of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Prior to joining Willkie, Andrew previously served as a law intern to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Selected Significant Matters

Chapter 11 Debtor Work

Andrew has represented companies in numerous judicial and non-judicial restructuring matters, including:

  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Chapter 11 Debtor)
  • Glansaol Holdings, Inc. (Chapter 11 Debtor)
  • Proserv Group LLC (Out-of-Court Restructuring)
  • Total Safety U.S., Inc. (Out-of-Court Restructuring)
  • CORE Media Group (Chapter 11 Debtor)
  • Momentive Performance Materials (Chapter 11 Debtor)
  • Rural/Metro Corporation (Chapter 11 Debtor)
  • K-V Pharmaceutical Company (Chapter 11 Debtor)
  • RG Steel, LLC (Chapter 11 Debtor)

Significant Other Restructuring Work

Andrew has also represented lenders, creditors, investors, acquirers and other parties in connection with various distressed transactions, including:

  • LSC Communications (Asset Purchaser)
  • TNT Crane & Rigging (Ad Hoc Group of Lenders)
  • iHeart Media, Inc. (Special Committee of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.)
  • Seadrill Limited (Conflicts Committee of Debtor Subsidiaries)
  • The Weinstein Company (Film Production Company)
  • D.A.B. Group LLC (Asset Sale Bidder)
  • Samson Resources Corporation (Second Lien Agent and Lenders)
  • Ultra Petroleum (Significant Senior Creditor)
  • Residential Capital, LLC (Group of RMBS Holders)
  • Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation (First Lien Agent)
  • Investment in a state toll road (Large Private Equity Fund)
  • Ahern Rentals (Majority Second Lien Lender)

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Publication – March 2020

        TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal, Uncertainty Persists Over Postpetition Interest Vis-À-Vis Unimpaired Creditors

  • Publication – October 2019

TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal, Momentive Cramdown Ruling Breathes Life Into Lender Playbook

  • Publication - December 4, 2017

Restructuring Venezuela Amidst U.S. Sanctions

  • Publication - May 2015

Business Reorganization & Restructuring Digest (May 2015)

 

Recognition, Honors & Awards