Dan has significant experience in business finance and restructuring, with a particular focus on complex corporate reorganizations and distressed acquisitions. Dan has represented debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in significant corporate and government reorganizations. He also has counseled clients on avoidance litigation, fiduciary duty, and corporate governance issues.
Dan served as co-lead counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Toys "R" Us Property Company I chapter 11 cases and the Peabody Energy chapter 11 cases. Dan played a significant role in the City of Detroit's historic chapter 9 case — from litigating the City's eligibility for chapter 9 to confirmation of its plan for the adjustment of debts. He also represents the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in connection with its revitalization efforts.
In connection with Jones Day's representation of the Chapter 7 Trustee of Anthracite Capital, one of the largest chapter 7 cases ever filed, Dan oversaw all aspects of this engagement, which resulted in a recovery of approximately $47 million for the estate and a release of more than $33 million in secured affiliate claims. He also was a member of the team that represented Chrysler in the sale of its assets to Fiat and the decision to reject certain dealership agreements.
Additionally, Dan devotes time to monitoring various legislative proposals pending in Congress that would amend the Bankruptcy Code and pro bono activities such as the representation of disabled veterans. He is an active leader of INSOL International and writes frequently about cross-border restructuring matters.
Florida District Court: Foreign Debtor Need Not Have U.S. Residence, Assets, or Place of Business to Be Eligible for Chapter 15 Recognition
Recent Trends in Corporate Debt And Reorganizations: Laying the Groundwork for Future Large Chapter 11 Cases or Just More Runway?, AIRA Journal
Cross-Border Bankruptcy Update: Bad Faith Not a Basis for Denying Chapter 15 Recognition
Florida Bankruptcy Court Rules that Foreign Debtor Need Not Have U.S. Residence, Assets, or Place of Business to Be Eligible for Chapter 15 Recognition
- July 2021
Bankruptcy Ruling Highlights Growing Use Of Chapter 15, Law360
- October 8, 2020
Panel Presentation with Antonio Alvarez III, Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal Europe, on “Perspectives on Restructuring and Bankruptcy Trends in a Time of Crisis,” hosted by the Cornell Law Young Professionals Network (CLYP) in collaboration with Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.
- July 24, 2018
Singapore Insolvency Conference: Participated in a moot court and argued on behalf of unsecured noteholders in a cross border restructuring involving a US chapter 11 proceeding, a concurrent Singapore scheme of arrangement, and a BVI recognition of the same.
- November 30, 2017
"Lessons learned from Detroit and other distressed municipal entities," Presentation to the City of Boston Planning and Development Agency
- June 28, 2017
"Detroit Lessons Learned" Panel Presentation to the World Bank Group Finance & Markets and Governance Global Practices
- March 19, 2014
Detroit: Rising from the Ashes, Kevyn D. Orr, Cornell University Law School, Clarke Business Law Institute
"He is good at developing pragmatic business solutions."Chambers USA
- Cornell University (J.D. cum laude 2007, with a concentration in Business Law & Regulation); The George Washington University (B.B.A. 2004)
- District of Columbia; Virginia; New York; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; and U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Senior Advance Representative, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2007-2008); Senior Advance Representative (2004-2008) and Intern, Office of Appointments and Scheduling (2002-2004), the White House
Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring — District of Columbia (2021)
Named a 2017 National Law Journal "D.C. Rising Star," which identifies top legal talent under the age of 40
Named to American Bankruptcy Institute's 2018 "40 Under 40" list
Selected by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, DC's Best Lawyers for Bankruptcy in 2018
- Law Clerk to Judge Lawrence S. Margolis, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C. (2008)