Counsel in the Restructuring Department, Sarah Harnett represents a variety of clients in a wide range of corporate restructurings, both in- and out-of-court. Sarah has significant experience advising companies, creditors and distress investors in restructuring matters across a range of industries.
Representative engagements include:
- HPS Investment Partners in all aspects of the chapter 11 cases of LBI Media, an American Spanish-language television network, and its affiliates, including in providing debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing;
- General Motors LLC (“New GM”), the purchaser of substantially all of the assets of General Motors Corp (now known as Motors Liquidation Company) (“Old GM”), in litigation in the bankruptcy court related to a proposed settlement between a trust representing Old GM and plaintiffs asserting personal injury and economic loss claims arising from ignition switch and other alleged defects in vehicles manufactured by Old GM that were recalled in 2014;
- The first lien creditors of Affinion Group (n/k/a cxLoyalty), one of the world's largest loyalty and customer engagement solutions companies, in the company's successful out-of-court recapitalization;
- Expro Holdings, a leading provider of well flow management services to the oil and gas industry, in its prepackaged chapter 11 case;
- Noranda Aluminum, a leading U.S. producer of primary aluminum and aluminum foil products, and its wholly owned subsidiaries in all aspects of their chapter 11 cases, including (a) the sales of Noranda’s upstream and downstream businesses, (b) the rejection of a burdensome supply contract over the objection of a counterparty who was seeking to assume the same contract in its own chapter 11 case, and (c) a global settlement with various creditor groups;
- The steering committee of senior secured noteholders of GMX Resources in the company’s chapter 11 case;
- An ad hoc group of certain first lien debtholders of Arch Coal in the company’s restructuring through a prearranged chapter 11 case and related postpetition DIP financing;
- An informal committee of certain holders of secured and unsecured notes of Chassix and Chassix Holdings (now known as Aludyne), a metal parts supplier in the automotive industry, as well as certain lenders under Chassix’s postpetition and exit term loan credit facility, in Chassix’s restructuring through a prearranged chapter 11 case; and
- Senior secured lenders to SquareTwo Financial, a purchaser and manager of charged-off consumer and commercial accounts receivable, in the company’s prepackaged chapter 11 case.