Elie J. Worenklein is a corporate associate and a member of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Workouts Group. Mr. Worenklein joined Debevoise in 2015. Mr. Worenklein received a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2011. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Touro College summa cum laude in 2008.
Mr. Worenklein maintains an active pro bono practice and was the recipient of the 2016 Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service from the New York City Bar Justice Center.
Mr. Worenklein is a member of the Bars of the State of New York and State of New Jersey and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
- Georgia-Pacific LLC and Koch Industries in connection with the Chapter 11 proceedings of Georgia-Pacific affiliate Bestwall LLC in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
- CHC Group, one of the largest global commercial helicopter service companies in the world, as aircraft counsel in its Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, in which CHC successfully restructured more than $2 billion in indebtedness. Debevoise was named joint winners of “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $1B to $5B)” at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for this representation.
- La Paloma Generating Company, a California-based power producer, in its $524 million Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
- Syncora Holdings, as insurer of power revenue bonds issued by PREPA, Puerto Rico’s troubled electric utility, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in connection with the ongoing highly-publicized and complex restructuring negotiations relating to PREPA’s and the Commonwealth’s extensive funded debt.
- Standard General in its highly publicized distressed investment in clothing manufacturer and distributor American Apparel. Debevoise also represented Standard General in American Apparel’s pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, and in its subsequent case filed in 2017.
- Oaktree Capital Management in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Energy Future Holdings and its subsidiaries. With over $49 billion in debt, EFH is the largest leveraged buyout ever to file for bankruptcy.
- Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2011, J.D.
- Touro College, 2007, B.S.
- New Jersey
- New York
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