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Debra  Dandeneau

Debra Dandeneau

Baker & McKenzie

New York, NY, USA

Debra A. Dandeneau is co-chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Restructuring and Insolvency Group and chair of its North America Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Her practice focuses on business reorganizations and debtor and creditors’ rights.

Ms. Dandeneau has been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2017 in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation-Bankruptcy. She has also been recognized by Legal 500 US for Municipal Bankruptcy and Super Lawyers 2006-2017 for Bankruptcy. Super Lawyers has also named Debra among the 2017 Top Women for Bankruptcy Business in New York.

Practice Focus

Ms. Dandeneau has dealt with a variety of entities experiencing financial distress, as well as a range of industries. Over the course of her career, her work has included representations in the real estate, manufacturing, power generation, healthcare, municipal, retail, and service sectors.

Representative Legal Matters
  • Ms. Dandeneau's debtor representations include Aleris International, Armstrong World Industries, Brothers Gourmet Coffee, Daffy’s, Eagle-Picher Industries, Formica Corporation, LandSource Communities Development (Newhall Land & Farming), Magellan Health Services, Maidenform Corporation, Okeelanta Power Corporation, Petite Concepts and Sun Healthcare Group.
  • She also has represented creditors, acquirers and other parties in a number of high-profile bankruptcy cases, including in the Essar Steel Chapter 11 cases, TerraVia Holdings, Caesars chapter 11 cases, the MF Global cases, the Stockton and San Bernardino chapter 9 cases, the Homer City prepackaged chapter 11 case, and the Archdiocese of Portland and the Diocese of Spokane chapter 11 cases.
Professional Honors
  • "Top Women" for Bankruptcy: Business in New York, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • "Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy, Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, The Legal Aid Society, 2008
  • Recommended Lawyer in Municipal Bankruptcy in the US, Legal 500 US, 2015
  • "Best Lawyer" in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2017
Debra Dandeneau is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Chapter 11 Plan - Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Tuesday, December 19, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Chapter 11 Plan - Chapter 11 Plan, Tuesday, December 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Chapter 11 Plan - Chapter 11 Plan, Tuesday, December 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 25, 2017, New York, NY

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