Doug Mintz is a first call for energy, commodities and public finance restructuring.

Doug 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 rates him in Band 3, calling him “a shining star . . . able to apply both a legal mindset and a businessperson’s mindset to distressed situations.” Doug has also been recognized by Legal 500 as an “excellent performer” for his work in both Municipal Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring.

Doug also represents debtors in the Energy and Technology sectors.

Prior to joining Orrick, Doug 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 Doug in the restructuring of several financial institutions.

Doug is currently representing hedge funds in a variety of energy and public finance situations – as well as in litigation in the Caesars bankruptcy case. He also served recently as debtor’s counsel to Ocean Rig in its global restructuring and Lily Robotics and bondholders in several distressed energy and infrastructure situations. 


  • Energy and Commodities:

    • Ocean Rig, an offshore drilling company in the restructuring, through Cayman schemes and Chapter 15, of approximately $4 billion in secured and unsecured debt.
    • Renco Group in the appeal of fraudulent transfer litigation in the Magnesium Corp. bankruptcy.
    • A hedge fund in the analysis of potential restructuring of a large utility.
    • Wells Fargo in the restructuring of Chesapeake Energy Company’s secured debt.
    • Creditors in the bankruptcy of EFH.
    • Debtors’ counsel in the restructuring of Mirant and LyondellBasell.

    Infrastructure and Shipping:

    • Lenders’ and Agent’s counsel in the restructuring and bankruptcy of Indiana Toll Road.

    • Lenders’ counsel in the bankruptcy of Eagle Bulk Shipping.

    • Counsel to Credit Agricole in the Genco bankruptcy.

    • Counsel to the borrower in the restructuring of Pocahontas Parkway toll road.

    Public Finance:

    • Bondholders in the restructuring of Puerto Rico.

    • The Borrower in the potential workout of a tribal gaming finance facility.

    • Bidders for the DIP loan and bondholders in the restructuring and Chapter 9 bankruptcy of Detroit.

    • Bondholders in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of Jefferson County, Alabama.

    • Bondholders of the Chicago Board of Education and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Technology:

    • Lily Robotics, Inc., in its Chapter 11 case.

    • Bondholders with respect to the potential restructuring of a satellite company.

    • Lenders in the bankruptcy of Contec Holdings, Ltd.

    Others:

    • Counsel to Whitebox in the Caesars chapter 11 cases, including in the litigation of a claims transfer. 
    • Bidders for certain assets of Toys 'R Us.
    • Landlords in multiple recent retail bankruptcies.
    • Mortgage Lender in Big Apple Circus bankruptcy. 
    • Lenders in multiple real estate restructurings and bankruptcies.
    • Carl Icahn in the Blockbuster bankruptcy.
    • United States Treasury in the bankruptcies of GM, Chrysler and CIT Group and the workout of other TARP investments.

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