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Lisa M. Schweitzer

Lisa M. Schweitzer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Lisa M. Schweitzer’s practice focuses on financial restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience advising corporate debtors, individual creditors and strategic investors in both U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings and restructurings in other jurisdictions in North America, Europe and Asia.

Lisa is lead U.S. restructuring counsel to Nortel Networks Inc. and affiliates in their U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings, and represented Nortel in asset sales raising over $7 billion dollars in sale proceeds, as well as a 21 day cross-border trial involving disputes with their affiliates. Lisa previously advised Barclays Capital in its acquisition of Lehman Brothers’ North American investment banking and capital markets assets and has represented other companies and creditors in major U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, such as Adelphia Communications, Refco, Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Additionally, she has counseled various clients with respect to the subprime crisis, including representing a major financial institution in managing its exposure and resolving claims against various mortgage originators. Lisa also regularly advises companies and represents defendants in various litigation matters arising in and relating to U.S. bankruptcy cases and other restructuring matters.

Lisa has advised clients in some of the most high-profile bankruptcy matters in North America, and her work repeatedly has been recognized by the business and legal press, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S., IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers. Lisa was honored as a “Dealmaker of the Year” and as a “Dealmaker in the Spotlight” by The American Lawyer.

Lisa received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a  B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lisa joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2006.
Lisa M. Schweitzer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Our Borders Are Open—Foreign Debtors’ Use of Chapter 11 (February 17, 2017) - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Friday, April 28, 2017
Recent Trends and Considerations in Debtor in Possession Financing - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Monday, May 01, 2017
Leveraged Finance Restructuring - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15, Monday, May 01, 2017
Leveraged Finance Restructuring - Leveraged Finance Restructuring, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15, Monday, May 01, 2017
Leveraged Finance Restructuring - Leveraged Finance Restructuring, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15, Monday, May 01, 2017
Leveraged Finance Restructuring - Leveraged Finance Restructuring, Thursday, May 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2017: Current Developments, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, New York, NY
Leveraged Financing 2017, Friday, May 12, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Boston, MA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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