Debra McElligott Sinclair

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8719
F 212 728 9719
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Debra Sinclair is a partner in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department. Debra represents debtors, lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, ad hoc creditor groups comprised of hedge funds, financial institutions and other sophisticated investors in distressed situations. She advises clients on all aspects of complex chapter 11 cases and has experience with distressed acquisitions, bankruptcy litigation, cross-border matters and out-of-court restructurings. She has represented parties in restructurings in industries such as real estate, aviation, manufacturing, retail, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

Debra was selected by Law360 as one of five attorneys nationwide to be named a 2022 “Rising Star” in Bankruptcy. She has been recognized for her pro bono contributions by The Legal Aid Society, as a recipient of its Pro Bono Publico award, and Immigration Equality, as a recipient of its Safe Haven Award. Debra currently sits on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and serves as the Secretary of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Debra Sinclair is a partner in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department. Debra represents debtors, lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, ad hoc creditor groups comprised of hedge funds, financial institutions and other sophisticated investors in distressed situations. She advises clients on all aspects of complex chapter 11 cases and has experience with distressed acquisitions, bankruptcy litigation, cross-border matters and out-of-court restructurings. She has represented parties in restructurings in industries such as real estate, aviation, manufacturing, retail, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

Debra was selected by Law360 as one of five attorneys nationwide to be named a 2022 “Rising Star” in Bankruptcy. She has been recognized for her pro bono contributions by The Legal Aid Society, as a recipient of its Pro Bono Publico award, and Immigration Equality, as a recipient of its Safe Haven Award. Debra currently sits on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and serves as the Secretary of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V.: Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • Avianca Holdings S.A.: Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • Belk, Inc.: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of First and Second Lien Term Loan Lenders
  • Strike LLC: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of Term Loan Lenders
  • Pace Industries, LLC: Counsel to the Debtors
  • Southcross Energy Partners, L.P.: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of Term Loan Lenders
  • Aralez Pharmaceuticals US Inc.: Counsel to the Debtors
  • Westinghouse Electric Company: Counsel to Acquirer/Plan Investor
  • Armstrong Energy, Inc.: Counsel to Mineral Rights Provider
  • Remington Outdoor Company, Inc.: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of Third Lien Noteholders
  • SquareTwo Financial Services Corporation: Counsel to the Debtors
  • Implant Sciences Corporation: Counsel to the Debtors