Ana M. Alfonso is a partner in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she practices in the areas of financial restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Known best for her representation of secured lenders, Ana regularly advises administrative agents, lender groups and bilateral credit providers in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court debt restructurings. Her recent public engagements have included serving as counsel to administrative agents and lenders in the chapter 11 cases of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Fieldwood Energy, Energy XXI, Samson Resources and Goodrich Petroleum.
Ana is a frequent lecturer on insolvency law issues. Most recently she participated in “Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2019: Current Developments,” PLI Program and Webcast (May 3, 2018); “Leveraged Financing 2018,” PLI Program and Webcast (May 9, 2019); “Restructuring and Intercreditor Issues in E&C and E&P Workouts,” American College of Investment Counsel Spring Investment Forum (April 20, 2019); “Recent Evolution of E&P RBL Financing,” Debtwire Podcast (October 2017); “Hot Spots in a Cold Bankruptcy World: Energy and Healthcare Restructurings,” 90th Annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (October 2016); and “Current Issues in the Energy Sector,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 18th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference (May 2016).
Ana’s published work includes “Tackling Distress in the US Healthcare Sector,” Financier Worldwide Magazine (October 2017); and “E&P Financing: RBLs Trend Toward a New Normal,” Journal of Corporate Renewal, Turnaround Management Association (September 2017). She served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law360 (Bankruptcy) in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Ana has also been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. and IFLR 1000 as a notable practitioner in her field.
Ana received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1994 and her juris doctorate from the New York University School of Law in 1997.