Theresa A. DriscollPartner
Theresa A. Driscoll is a Partner of the firm where she serves as Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in the representation of corporate debtors, lenders, trustees and unsecured creditors in all aspects of financial restructuring including workouts, chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy litigation. During the past 20 years, Ms. Driscoll has aided in the successful reorganization of businesses in chapter 11 and also has obtained favorable outcomes for creditors, including lenders, in distressed situations. Ms. Driscoll has significant experience conducting 363 sales of businesses in chapter 11 as well as representing trustees and defendants in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy courts throughout the country.
Prior to her admission to the bar and while attending law school, Ms. Driscoll served as a Court Evaluator on behalf of the New York State Mental Hygiene Legal Services in numerous guardianship proceedings commenced under Article 81 of the New York Mental Hygiene Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Driscoll was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 2000 cum laude
Associate Editor, St. John’s Law Review
Villanova University, B.A. 1994
Ms. Driscoll is admitted to practice in New York. She is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Ms. Driscoll is a member of the Turnaround Management Association – Long Island Chapter and currently serves on its Board of Directors, having previously in various executive roles since 2012 including Chapter President in 2020. She is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a Second Circuit Editor for the ABI’s online Circuit Court Reporter, Volo.
2022-New York Super Lawyers®
2022-Top Power 25 In Law Long Island Business News
2021-Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women In Business, Long Island Business News
2021-New York Super Lawyers®
2020-New York Super Lawyers®
2020- Who’s Who In Professional Women Services, Long Island Business News
2020-SFNet Top Women In Commercial Finance
2017-New York Super Lawyers®
2016-New York Super Lawyers®
2015 ALM Top-Rated LI Lawyer Annual Legal Leaders Guide
Representative Debtor Matters
- Debtor representation of Schwinn/ GT Corp. et al. in connection with chapter 11 cases and 363 sale to Direct Focus, Inc. and Pacific Cycles LLC (Bankr. D. Co. 2001)*
- Debtor representation in connection with the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of AMF Bowling Worldwide, et al. (E.D.Va. 2001)*
- Debtor representation of Adelphia Communications Corp. et al. (S.D.N.Y. 2002)*
- Special debtor representation of Global Crossing et. al. in connection with, among other things, claims against Exodus chapter 11 debtors (S.D.N.Y. 2002)*
- Debtor representation of Livent (U.S.) Inc. in connection with cross-border solicitation chapter 11 liquidating plan (S.D.N.Y. 2003)*
- Foreign debtor representation of Air Canada in connection with chapter 304 proceeding (S.D.N.Y. 2003)*
- Debtor representation of Dial-A-Mattress et al. in connection with chapter 11 filing and 363 sale to an affiliate of Sleepy’s LLC (E.D.N.Y. 2009)
Representative Creditor Matters
- Leading global net lease REIT in connection with claims in large chapter 11 cases throughout the United States*
- Asset-management and investment banking firm in connection with claims in the chapter 11 cases of Calpine Corp. et al. (S.D.N.Y. 2006)*
- Largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States as plaintiff and the largest creditor in adversary proceeding and chapter 11 case of Texas based software licensor (N.D. TX 2011)
- Lessors in chapter 11 cases of Metro Affiliates Corp. et al. (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
- Radiation oncology equipment manufacturer and lessor in connection with 363 sale transaction in chapter 11 case of radiation oncology center (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
*matters denoted with an asterisk reflect work handled prior to joining the firm.