Funds Talk: April 2016
Stephen Zide Named a Law360 2016 Rising Star
Anupama Yerramalli represents a diverse range of clients, including debtors, official committees, bondholders and other investors, in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings and other distressed situations. Ms. Yerramalli represents bondholders and other investors in Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies and international restructurings, and in connection with investments in distressed companies. Ms. Yerramalli has been involved in some of the most complex and multifaceted bankruptcies and restructurings across a diverse range of industries including health care, shipping, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail. On the company side, Ms. Yerramalli currently represents a large New York City acute-care community-based teaching hospital in its complex financial and operational restructuring and an international consumer products company in its out-of-court restructuring. She also represented international dry bulk shipper Genco Shipping & Trading and 57 affiliates in their contested prepackaged Chapter 11 cases that restructured $1.4 billion of debt. Ms. Yerramalli complements her company-side practice with her experience representing creditors. She recently represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of NII Holdings Inc., a leading provider of mobile communications operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, in connection with the $1.9 billion sale of its Mexican operations and confirmation of its Chapter 11 plan that converted $4.4 billion of unsecured bond debt into equity of the reorganized company. Ms. Yerramalli also represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Patriot Coal Corp. (2012 case) and that of Hostess Brands Inc. As an elected member of Kramer Levin’s Associates Committee, Ms. Yerramalli represents associates in supporting goals such as business and professional development, mentoring, and recruitment and retention. Ms. Yerramalli also currently serves on the board of the Young Professionals Mentoring Program and has been a mentor with the organization for 10 years. New York Super Lawyers has repeatedly recognized Ms. Yerramalli, naming her as a Rising Star (2011 and 2012), a Super Lawyer (2013-2015) and as one of its Top Women Attorneys in 2014 and 2015.