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Richard L. Epling

Richard L. Epling

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

New York, NY, USA

Richard Epling represents creditors' and bondholders' committees, bank groups, debtors in possession and institutional lenders in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. He is the leader of the firm's New York, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Insolvency & Restructuring Practices.

Recent representations include:

Congoleum Corporation as debtor-in-possession in its Chapter 11 asbestos bankruptcy; Counsel to Special Committee, Ion Communications, Inc. in its 2007 restructuring and recapitalization with NBC Universal and Citadel Limited Partnership; XO Holdings, Inc. in its 2008 debt refinancing; Chevron Corporation in its trading and joint venture relations with Enron Corporation and in Chevron's role as investor and secured lender to Dynegy, Inc.; Third Avenue Funds as lender and investor in Danielson Holdings, Inc.'s acquisition of the stock of Covanta, Inc. in Chapter 11 proceedings; Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense (Varig, S.A.), the largest Latin American airline, in debt restructuring; Long Term Capital Management, LLP, the Management Company for Long Term Capital Portfolio, LP, in its debt restructuring; Allegheny General Hospital in its 1999 debt restructuring; the Examiner in the Citiscape Financial Corp. Chapter 11 case; Coram Healthcare, Inc. in its 1995 debt restructuring; Smith Corona Corporation, as debtor in possession in Chapter 11 proceedings; and the Official Creditors' Committee of Towers Financial Corporation.

Honors & Awards

  Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2005-2013)
  PLC Which Lawyer?, Restructuring & Insolvency-New York (2010-2012)
  Turnaround Awards, M&A Advisor (2008)


 J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1976
 B.A., Duke University, 1973, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Law clerk to Hon. Charles L. Levin, Associate Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1976-1977


 State of New York
 State of Illinois
 State of Arizona

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