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Corinne Ball


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  • The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 1978); Williams College (B.A. magna cum laude 1975; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits

Corinne Ball has nearly 40 years of experience in business finance and restructuring, with a focus on complex corporate reorganizations and distressed acquisitions, both court-supervised and extra judicial, including matters involving multijurisdictional and cross-border enterprises. She co-leads the New York Office's Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice and leads the Firm's European Distress Investing and Alternative Capital Initiatives.

Corinne worked extensively on the City of Detroit restructuring, which followed her leading a team of attorneys representing Chrysler in its successful chapter 11 reorganization, which won the Investment Dealers' Digest Deal of the Year award for 2009. She also led a team of attorneys in the restructuring of FGIC and the sale of its portfolio to MBIA; the successful restructuring of Dana Corp., which emerged from bankruptcy in 2008; and has orchestrated many other reorganizations involving companies such as Oncor, Oi, OSX, US Manufacturing, Metaldyne, Axcelis Technologies, Kaiser Aluminum, Tarragon, and The Williams Communications Companies. In addition, she has counseled lenders and bondholders in the ABFS, Comdisco, Excite@Home, Exide SA, GST Communications, the Houston Sport's Authority and Jefferson County, European Wind Farms (Breeze) and the National Portuguese Railway, Loy Yang B, VARIG Airlines, and Worldcom restructurings, among others.

Corinne leads the Firm's distressed M&A efforts and is the featured "Distress M&A" columnist for the New York Law Journal. She won The National Law Journal's "Most Influential Lawyer of the Decade in Bankruptcy & Restructuring," Turnaround Management Association's "International Turnaround Company of the Year" Award, and was named "Dealmaker of the Year" by American Lawyer.

Corinne has served as a director of the American College of Bankruptcy and American Bankruptcy Institute and is a member of the International Institute on Insolvency.

Honors & Distinctions

  • 2016 Winner — G.W. University Distinguished Alumni Award

    2015 Winner — St. Francis Service Award for her work with Catholic Charities of New York, where she serves as a trustee for the Cardinals Committee on Charity

    M&A Advisor: Hall of Fame member and Leadership Award winner; 2013 Winner — Outstanding Achievements in Restructuring

    2012 Winner — "Woman of the Year in Restructuring," IWIRC

    2011 Human Relations Award, Anti-Defamation League

    Repeatedly recognized in:

    Chambers Global and Chambers USA (leader, tier one)

    K&A Restructuring Register

    Legal 500 US

    Best Lawyers in America (since 1995)

    Super Lawyers: "Top 50 Women Lawyers in NY" (since 2007) and "Top 100"

    Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

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