“Madlyn is a ‘Recognized Practitioner’ in New York for Bankruptcy / Restructuring”
Madlyn is a partner on our restructuring and insolvency team.
Madlyn has more than 25 years of experience representing lending groups, global financial institutions, creditors’ committees, private equity funds and hedge funds in contentious Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court insolvency matters, workouts and restructurings, pre-arranged Chapter 11 cases, and related litigation matters. Madlyn brings a disciplined and highly intellectual approach to her matters. She has substantial cross-border insolvency experience (including Chapter 15 cases and parallel proceedings) and routinely handles the accompanying litigation. Madlyn is regularly called upon by her clients to act as “first chair” trial counsel.
Madlyn is ranked as a leading attorney in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Expert Guides – Women in Business Law. She has also been named the “Best in Insolvency and Restructuring” – Americas Women in Business Law Awards (2016) by Euromoney. Prior to joining Freshfields, Madlyn was a member of the bankruptcy & restructuring group at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP focusing on restructuring and related litigation, commercial litigation, Chapter 15, distressed structured products and asset acquisitions.back to tab navigation
- Advising the term loan intervenors and ad hoc group comprising lenders holding in excess of $1.1bn in term loans to AM/FM radio station operator Cumulus Media, Inc. Madlyn led the litigation team that prevailed on summary judgment before the federal district court in New York and successfully blocked Cumulus’ exchange offer from going forward.
- Advising the term lenders and syndicate agent in Paragon Offshore, Inc. Chapter 11 cases. Madlyn led the trial team advising the term loan lenders who opposed and ultimately defeated, on feasibility grounds, Paragon’s Chapter 11 plan to reorganize $2.4bn in indebtedness in two separate instances.
- Advising the indenture trustee and ad hoc bondholders’ committee of Wise Metals. Madlyn led the restructuring and litigation teams on behalf of the indenture trustee for $150m in PIK toggle notes issued by Wise Metals.
- Advising Medicalgorithmics, the developer and manufacturer of a remote cardiac monitoring system known as the PocketECG, in obtaining a significant victory at trial before the Delaware Chancery Court, by successfully proving that defendants AMI Monitoring, Inc. and Spectocor, LLC materially breached the parties’ exclusive licensing agreement by improperly seeking to develop a product to replace Medicalgorithmics’ PocketECG.
- Advising the Australian court-appointed liquidators of Octaviar Administration in Chapter 15 case as well as a separate action brought before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, Fortress Investment Group and certain of their affiliates.
- Advising several global financial institutions in the restructurings of the Axon, Orion and Victoria SIVs (structured investment vehicles) and related restructurings of various CLOs (collateralized loan obligations) and CDOs (collateralized debt obligations).
- Advising General Electric Company, through its GE Power Systems Business, as the successful stalking horse bidder and in acquiring the assets of the Enron Wind Portfolio through a Section 363 sale conducted before the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
- JD, Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, Columbia Law School.
- BA, magna cum laude, Cornell University.
- Admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia; US District Court, Southern District of New York; US District Court, Eastern District of New York; US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
- Member, SDNY Register of Mediators.
- Member, The New York Conference Advisory Board.
- Member, The American Bankruptcy Institute
- Member, The New York Regional Board of Anti-Defamation League.
- Appointed to the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
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