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 secured lenders, debtors and official and ad hoc creditors’ committees. Chambers USA recently called him “a shining star for his technical skill in grasping all the business issues and conducting an amazing amount of analysis in a small frame of time.” Mr. Mintz is also recognized by Legal 500 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 finance including a group of bondholders with respect to a Puerto Rico public corporation.  Doug has also advised tribal lenders and borrowers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DIP financings: Mr. Mintz has played a key role in some of the largest DIP financings in recent years, such as the General Motors (US$33.3 billion), Lyondell Chemical Company (US$8 billion) and Chrysler (US$4.9 billion). Mr. Mintz also represented potential lenders in the City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Asset sales: Mr. Mintz helped develop strategic sale concepts which were executed in the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies. He also played a lead role in asset sales such as Blockbuster, Extended Stay, Furniture Brands and Station Casinos, among others.

Mr. Mintz also represents clients outside of the restructuring context. He represented a private equity fund in its purchase of a shipping and logistics company and is currently representing an infrastructure developer in the development of several projects.

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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