ChristopherDiPompeo (Chris)

Partner

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Chris DiPompeo's practice focuses on complex litigation and appellate advocacy in the context of business restructurings and chapter 11 bankruptcies. He has significant experience across a variety of industries, including financial services, government contracts, gaming, and municipal government. Chris regularly counsels clients in connection with issues relating to bankruptcy jurisdiction and venue, the automatic stay, post-petition financing, and complex commercial contracts.

In 2013 and 2014, Chris was a member of the Jones Day team representing the City of Detroit, Michigan in its historic chapter 9 bankruptcy case. He played a significant role in many aspects of the chapter 9 case, including litigation over the City's eligibility for bankruptcy, its request to obtain post-petition financing, and confirmation of its plan of adjustment. Chris also played a lead role in the City's lawsuit challenging the legality of $1.4 billion of pension obligation certificates of participation issued by the City in 2005 and 2006. Most recently, he has represented major creditors of Energy Future Holdings Corp., Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, General Motors, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr., and for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 2012, he was awarded a Temple Bar Scholarship, through which he traveled to London to work alongside some of the most senior members of the English bar and judiciary.

Experience

  • American Legion wins Supreme Court "Peace Cross" caseOn June 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (7-2) in favor of Jones Day client The American Legion by upholding the constitutionality of a government-maintained cross on public land.
  • Procter & Gamble defends multidistrict product liability litigation over allegations surrounding neurological effects of long-term dental cream useJones Day is representing The Procter & Gamble Company, The Procter & Gamble Distributing, LLC, and The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company in a multidistrict litigation in which plaintiffs allege that long-term use of P&G's dental cream can cause neurological damage.
  • Caesars second lien noteholders confirm support for economic terms of consensual chapter 11 planJones Day represents the Official Committee of Second Priority Noteholders ("Second Priority Noteholders") of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company ("CEOC"), the casino operator who filed for bankruptcy in January 2015.
  • City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmedJones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society brings action against Caesars Entertainment Operating Company and related partiesJones Day was retained by Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB ("WSFS"), the indenture trustee for the second-priority senior secured notes issued by Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. ("CEOC"), a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation ("CZR").
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