Overview

Jamie R. Netznik is an associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Restructuring Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice.

Experience

Specialty Retail Shops Holding Corp. — Represented Specialty Retail Shops Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries (“Shopko”), a retailer of general merchandise, including clothing, accessories, electronics, home furnishings, as well as company-operated pharmacy and optical-services departments, in their Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska. As of its Chapter 11 filing, Shopko operated more than 360 stores in over 25 states. Shopko’s Chapter 11 cases are the largest ever filed in Nebraska.

Parker Drilling Company — Represented Parker Drilling Company and certain of its affiliates in connection with their prearranged Chapter 11 restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Parker is a leading international provider of contract drilling and drilling-related services and rental tools. Parker, together with its non-debtor affiliates, has operations in approximately 19 countries worldwide and employs over 2,400 employees. Parker’s prearranged plan of reorganization carries broad stakeholder support and proposes to reduce Parker’s funded-debt obligations by approximately $375 million and provide Parker with $95 million in fully-committed new equity capital upon emergence from Chapter 11.

VER Technologies HoldCo LLC — Represented VER Technologies HoldCo LLC and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “VER”) in Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. VER is one of the largest suppliers of rental production equipment and solutions in the world, leasing lighting, sound, rigging, and video equipment to various customers in the corporate, hotel, television, cinema, and live music sectors. At the time the cases were filed, VER had funded debt of over $760 million. VER commenced the cases with the support of over two-thirds of the lenders under its prepetition term loan facility, the lenders under its term loan debtor-in-possession financing facility, holders of two tranches of promissory notes, and a strategic merger partner. These parties are supporting VER’s Chapter 11 cases pursuant to a restructuring support agreement that provides the basis for a consensual Chapter 11 plan followed immediately by a merger of the reorganized equity into the strategic partner. VER also secured $364.7 million in debtor-in-possession financing facilities to fund VER’s operations and the administration of its Chapter 11 cases.

Gordmans Stores, Inc. — Represented Gordmans Stores, an apparel and home décor retailer, in its Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska. Founded in 1915, Gordmans operates 106 stores in 62 markets and 22 states.

Global A&T Electronics — Represented Global A&T Electronics, a Singapore-based semiconductor business, in connection with the restructuring of approximately $1.2 billion of indebtedness. In 2018, the Turnaround Management Association’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter recognized the successful restructuring of Global A&T Electronics with its “Large Transaction of the Year Award.”

Horsehead Holding Corp. — Represented Horsehead Holding Corp., a U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of metals-bearing waste, in its Chapter 11 restructuring.

Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation — Represented Texas-based Sabine Oil & Gas and its subsidiaries, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with approximately $2.6 billion in outstanding funded debt obligations, in their Chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of New York. After more than a year of litigation (in the context of multiple motions for derivative standing and confirmation of Sabine’s Chapter 11 plan) Sabine confirmed a plan of reorganization that significantly reduced its funded debt obligations and secured the financial commitments necessary to fund the restructuring and go-forward business needs. In addition, Sabine successfully obtained the bankruptcy court approval needed to reject certain onerous midstream gas gathering agreements and better position the business for post-emergence success.

Sherwin Alumina Company, LLC — Represented Sherwin Alumina Company, LLC, a Texas Gulf Coast producer of aluminum oxide, or alumina, in its Chapter 11 restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Patriot Coal Corporation — Represented Patriot Coal Corporation and certain of its affiliates, producers and marketers of coal in the eastern United States with several active mining complexes in West Virginia, in their Chapter 11 proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In less than five months, Patriot completed a successful Chapter 11 reorganization that addressed $790 million in funded debt obligations as well as Patriot’s significant and complex legacy and environmental liabilities.

Quiksilver Inc. — Represented Oaktree Capital Management’s Global Principal group as plan sponsor and debtor-in-possession lender to Quiksilver Inc. in that company’s Chapter 11 reorganization.

Studio City — Represented Macau casino Studio City International in connection with funded debt liabilities of more than U.S. $3 billion.

Walter Investment Management Corp. — Represented an ad hoc group of term loan lenders to Walter Investment Management in connection with that company’s on-going, out-of-court restructuring.

Altegrity, Inc. — Represented an ad hoc group of first lien creditors in the prearranged Chapter 11 cases of Altegrity, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, involving the restructuring of approximately $1.8 billion in funded debt. Altegrity, Inc., together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a privately held global diversified risk and information services company serving commercial customers and government entities.

Education

Concordia University Irvine, BA, Communications, Dean's list

University of Illinois College of Law, JD, summa cum laude,

Executive Editor, Bankruptcy Moot Court

Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Coach

Admissions

  • Illinois

Memberships

Special Projects Leader of the International Committee at the American Bankruptcy Institute