Andrew G. Devore focuses his practice on representing institutional investors, private equity funds, creditors committees, and other interested parties in financial restructuring and insolvency-related litigation. Andrew also has experience representing corporations and private equity sponsors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and asset acquisitions.
- JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2007; Article Editor, Boston University Law Review
- BA, summa cum laude, The George Washington University, 2004
- New York
- Representing a New York based private equity firm and its limited partners in fraudulent conveyance litigation in Alabama in connection with a dividend recapitalization of a portfolio company.
- Represented directors and officers in fiduciary duty litigation following bankruptcy of the portfolio company of a private equity firm.
- Represented the Indenture Trustee (both at trial and on appeal) for $4 billion of First Lien Notes in the chapter 11 case of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings LLC,. The bankruptcy case is the largest ever filed in the District of Delaware and is the seventh largest Chapter 11 case filed in history (by liabilities).
- Represented an ad hoc group of holders of more than $40 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities issued by subsidiaries of Residential Capital, LLC in settling mortgage origination related claims for $8.7 billion, which settlement was litigated and ultimately incorporated into a consensual Chapter 11 plan (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
- Represented state agency in a $90 million products liability claim in federal district court against financially-troubled manufacturer of defective construction materials (D. Mass.).
- Counsel to the representatives of the heirs of Howard Hughes in litigation in the Chapter 11 case of General Growth Properties, Inc., resulting in a $230 million recovery (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).
- Represented international restaurant franchisor as stalking horse bidder in acquiring more than thirty of its restaurants located across the U.S. from bankrupt franchisee to maintain continuous operations in expanding markets (Bankr. D. Del.).
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