Douglas S. Mintz


Doug Mintz, a partner in Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Restructuring Group. Mr. Mintz has deep experience representing lenders, debtors and official and ad hoc committees. He works primarily with bank and hedge fund investors and co-leads Orrick’s hedge fund client initiative. Chambers USA has called him “a shining star” and said he is “able to apply both a legal mindset and a businessperson’s mindset to distressed situations.” Mr. Mintz is also recognized by Legal 500 as an “excellent performer” for his work in both Municipal Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring.

Mr. Mintz specializes in the following:

  • Municipal bankruptcies and restructurings: Mr. Mintz has represented bondholders in several Chapter 9 bankruptcies including the City of Detroit and Jefferson County, Alabama, and has consulted with several municipalities regarding their financial concerns. Mr. Mintz is also advising a number of investors regarding the restructuring of Puerto Rico’s finances including a group of bondholders with respect to a Puerto Rico public corporation. Doug has also advised tribal lenders and borrowers.
  • Energy, Infrastructure and Commodities: Doug focuses largely on restructurings in these sectors. He has represented debtors such as Mirant and LyondellBasell and creditors in cases such as EFH, Indiana Toll Road and other out-of-court commodities and energy matters.

Doug typically represents lenders at both hedge funds and banks.

  • Hedge Funds: Doug has worked with a long list of hedge funds on matters such as Detroit, Puerto Rico, Caesars, Verso/NewPage and Zohar.
  • Lender representations: Mr. Mintz has represented the agents and lenders in numerous high-profile matters including Indiana Toll Road, Genco, Eagle Bulk, Chrysler, General Motors, Contec, Target Media, LandSource and Station Casinos. Among other things, Doug has played a key role in some of the largest DIP financings ever, including General Motors, Lyondell and Chrysler and helped the US Treasury develop the innovative sale concepts executed in the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies.
  • Financials, derivatives and safe harbors: Mr. Mintz has developed extensive knowledge regarding the close out of safe harbored derivatives such as swaps, repos and securities contracts. He has also helped structure many bankruptcy remote entities.
  • Litigation. Mr. Mintz also specializes in bankruptcy litigation and works with Orrick’s outstanding litigators on high stakes litigation. He is currently representing a large investment fund in decisive fraudulent transfer litigation.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Mintz was special counsel at Cadwalader, where he was best known for his representation of the United States Treasury in the bankruptcies of both General Motors and Chrysler (M&A Advisor’s Magnus Deal of the Year). Treasury also retained Mr. Mintz in the restructuring of several financial institutions.

Douglas Mintz
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Maryland, 1995
  • Chambers USA Lawyer Rankings, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring – District of Columbia

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