Peter J. Amend

Senior Associate

New York

Peter Amend is a senior associate in the Firm's Restructuring practice, where he has advised a variety of clients, such as ad hoc creditor groups, debtors and equity owners, in restructuring-related matters.

Upon graduation from law school, Peter clerked for the Hon. Martin Glenn, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Orrick, Peter was an associate at White & Case LLP in the firm's financial restructuring and insolvency practice.

Peter is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School where he served as executive articles editor for the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, & Commercial Law. Peter is also a frequent author and contributor to the Distressed Download, Orrick's bankruptcy blog.  Some of Peter's works have been published in nationwide publications such as Law360.

  • Representations include:

    • The Brazilian Development Bank and Agência Especial de Financiamento Industrial - FINAME in connection with its sale of more than US$600 million of unsecured claims in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of AMR Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries as well as the restructuring of American Airlines' obligations under aircraft mortgage loans.
    • Ad hoc creditor groups in the Chapter 11 bankruptcies of LightSquared, Inc. and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.
    • The Houston Rockets, as equity owner, in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Houston Regional Sports Network LP.
    • Administrative agents in the chapter 11 cases of ITR Concession Company LLC, Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. and Colt Holding Company LLC.
    • Citigroup, the largest creditor in the chapter 11 case of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. and in district court litigation stemming from the purchase of bankruptcy claims in this case. 
    • Delta Lloyd Levensverzekering NV, as the secured party, in a UCC foreclosure sale of its interest in a trust owning life insurance policies with a net death benefit in excess of over $400 million. 
    • Koch Industries in a variety of bankruptcy-related matters, including Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, and David H. Koch, as defendant in multiple adversary proceedings pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Los Angeles, where the complaints were eventually dismissed at the pleading stage of the cases.
    • Lily Robotics, a drone manufacturer, in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
    • Ocean Rig UDW, a drilling contractor, in its restructuring.
    • Statoil, as purchaser of Cobalt International Energy’s operating interest in the North Platte discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
    • The Royal Bank of Canada in certain out-of-court restructurings.
    • The Collateral Monitor for the GDB Debt Recovery Authority, which is responsible for liquidating certain of the GDB's assets pursuant to its Title VI PROMESA case.