Matthew Brod is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Financial Restructuring Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Brod’s practice focuses on the representation of debtors and creditors in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Brod also represents hedge funds and other financial institutions acquiring control positions in financially distressed companies. He has extensive experience negotiating plans of reorganization and structuring debtor-in-possession financing facilities. His engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including energy, oil & gas, chemicals, shipping, healthcare, retail, airline, technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and satellite.
Recent engagements include:
- Hexion Holdings LLC (ad hoc committee of crossholder noteholders);
- Windstream Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders);
- Jones Energy, Inc. (ad hoc committee first lien noteholders);
- Transworld Systems Inc. (company);
- Pacific Drilling S.A. (agent for Senior Secured Credit Facility);
- 21st Century Oncology (ad hoc committee of first lien lenders);
- Energy XXI (ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders);
- Midstates Petroleum Company (ad hoc committee of cross-over noteholders);
- Vantage Drilling (ad hoc committee of secured creditors);
- Energy Future Holdings (TCEH DIP agent);
- Fredericks of Hollywood and its affiliates (chapter 11 debtors-in-possession);
- TORM A/S (ad hoc committee of new lenders);
- Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (chapter 11 debtor-in-possession);
- Vertis Holdings (agent for term loan lenders);
- American Airlines (ad hoc committee of unsecured creditors);
- Eastman Kodak Company (official committee of unsecured creditors);
- Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors).
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Brod received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University, where he served as an articles and comments editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, also from Duke, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Brod is the co-author of the Lexis Practice Advisor guide on out-of-court corporate restructurings.
- Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2010
- Duke University, B.A., 2007
- New York
- US District Court for the Southern District of New York