Kristine Manoukian specializes in financial restructuring and bankruptcy. She focuses her practice on corporate restructuring and bankruptcy and represents informal and official committees of creditors, as well as debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, agents, acquirers, insolvency officeholders and other entities on a range of domestic and cross-border restructuring and other matters. Her notable recent representations include a syndicate of major international bank lenders in the Chapter 11 cases of a deepwater drilling company and its affiliates, and an ad hoc group of bondholders and new money lenders in connection with the multibillion-dollar global restructuring of a multinational corporation.

Representations

A syndicate of major international bank lenders in the Chapter 11 cases of a deepwater drilling company and its affiliates.

An ad hoc group of noteholders and new money lenders of the Abengoa group companies.

An ad hoc group of second lien lenders and DIP financing lenders of SunEdison Inc.

The steering committee of first lien lenders and noteholders, DIP financing lenders and the purchaser of substantially all the assets of Walter Energy Inc. 

The steering committee of first lien lenders and DIP financing lenders of Longview Power.

An ad hoc group of secured noteholders of Catalyst Paper Corporation.

The second lien agent of True Religion Apparel Inc.

Creditors in the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chapter 11 cases.

The official committee of unsecured creditors of Hawker Beechcraft Inc.

The official committee of unsecured creditors of Friendly Ice Cream Corp.

The official committee of unsecured creditors of Vitro America LLC.

The debtors in the Allied Nevada Gold Corp. Chapter 11 cases.

The debtors in the QCE Finance LLC (Quiznos) Chapter 11 cases.

The debtors in the Atari Inc. Chapter 11 cases.

The debtors in the ArchBrook Laguna Holdings LLC Chapter 11 cases.

Speaking Engagements

Wharton Restructuring Club Distressed Debt Trading — Before You Say “Done” Seminar, Philadelphia, November 2018

Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales: Key Considerations in the Auction Process, Private Sales, Due Diligence and Operations,” Strafford Webinar, May 2018

“European Restructuring Techniques: The Impact of Brexit and Other Developments on the Primacy of the UK Scheme of Arrangement,” LSTA and LMA Conference, May 2017

Business Bankruptcy Legal Update Panel, ABI Annual Spring Meeting, April 2017

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for the Harlem School of the Arts

Distinctions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers — Rising Star
  • Immigration Equalitys 2012 Safe Haven Award for excellence in pro bono representation

Prior Experience

  • Clifford Chance
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Richards, Layton & Finger
  • Law Clerk to Hon. William T. Thurman, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah