Kelly DiBlasi is a partner in the Firm’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department. Ms. DiBlasi’s practice focuses on debtors, creditors, and equity interest holders in all areas of domestic and international restructurings and crisis management, both in and out of court.
Currently, Ms. DiBlasi is representing National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation in connection with the Title III cases of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and certain of its instrumentalities, Canadian steel giant Essar Steel Algoma in its chapter 15 cases, LEGO as a significant creditor in the Toys R Us chapter 11 cases, and Ambac Assurance Corporation in the state court rehabilitation of its Segregated Account.
Recently, she represented HPS Investment Partners in its provision of an exit revolving credit facility to the reorganized J.G. Wentworth entities, assisted CHC Group, a global helicopter service provider operating on six continents with more than 220 aircraft, in its chapter 11 cases, represented a group of secured lenders in a pre-arranged chapter 11 proceeding for Magnum Hunter Resources, and won a motion to dismiss the chapter 11 cases of Baha Mar on behalf of the Export Import Bank of China.
Previously, she advised Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC) as a creditor in the chapter 9 case of the City of Detroit, and worked on behalf of the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York, as Rehabilitator of FGIC. She has also been involved in representing Washington Mutual, Inc. in its chapter 11 case, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, and Credit Suisse.
Ms. DiBlasi also represents, on a pro bono basis, the N.Y. Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund, as well as several U.S. military veterans seeking assistance with applying for disability benefits. Her pro bono work has also included assisting a non-profit entity in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
Ms. DiBlasi has served as a teacher’s assistant at Cardozo School of Law and Harvard Law School. She frequently presents at bankruptcy seminars and led the new associate training program for the Business Finance & Restructuring Department.
In addition, Ms. DiBlasi served on a firm task force focused on the Dodd-Frank financial legislation, specializing in that portion of the legislation dealing with resolution planning.
- Colgate University (B.A., 2001)
- Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
- Eastern District Michigan
- Eastern District New York
- New York State
- Southern District New York
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