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Dailey, Renée M.
Renée M. Dailey
Partner
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Renée Dailey is a member of Bracewell & Giuliani’s Finance and Financial Restructuring teams. Described in Legal 500 as "an experienced young partner who always has a staggeringly impressive command of the facts," and as an attorney who is "especially adept at pursuing matters that require persistence and focus," Ms. Dailey advises institutional investors in connection with their investment activities and proposed investment structures and focuses on mitigation of financial risk. Ms. Dailey frequently represents clients in amendment and consent requests, complex out-of-court restructurings and in-court proceedings, in the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Dailey represented the Centro Senior Lender Group in an out-of-court debt-for-equity transaction that has been described as a template for future Australian restructurings.

Representative Matters

Representation of administrative agent in refinancing of secured $700 million letter of credit and term loan facility of international EPCI company.

Representation of lender group in refinancing and restructuring discussions with oilfield construction and drilling services company.

Counsel to senior lender group in restructuring of Centro Properties Group.

Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring discussions with CEMEX.

Counsel to noteholder group of Washington Mutual Bank.

Counsel to bank agent in restructuring discussions with oil & gas E&P company.

Counsel to New Zealand Receiver on U.S. legal issues.

Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring discussions with YRC Worldwide Inc.

Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring discussions with business development company.

Counsel to the ad hoc committee of subordinated bondholders in Pliant Corp.

Counsel to ad hoc committee of second lienholders in Remy International.

Counsel to ad hoc committee of second lienholders in J.L. French.

Counsel to DIP Agent in Kullman Industries and Heating Oil Partners.

Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in NRG Energy, Inc.

Counsel to ad hoc committee of certificateholders in their restructuring discussions with Atlas Air, Inc.

Counsel to noteholder group in Australian voluntary administration of Sons of Gwalia Ltd.

Counsel to noteholder group in Australian voluntary administration of Henry Walker Eltin, Ltd.

Counsel to noteholder group in Australian voluntary administration of Pasminco Ltd.

Counsel to noteholders in their restructuring discussions involving Dixon Ticonderoga Company.

Counsel to ad hoc committee of bondholders of Cenargo International, Plc.

International bankruptcy counsel to Owens Corning.

Special appellate bankruptcy counsel to Nextwave Personal Communications, Inc. et al. and E. Pierce Marshall.

Publications and Speeches

 

"Restructuring of International Companies Under Chapter 11," The Quarterly Journal of the Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel, Winter 2013

Co-author, "Make-Whole Claims in Bankruptcy . . . Still Flying High and Earning Passing Grades," ABF Journal, September 6, 2013.

Co-author, "Two Decisions Remind Investors to 'Know Thy Foreign Borrower,'" Who's Who Legal, July 2013.

Co-author, "Lessons from Vitro: Intercompany Claims, the Scope of Chapter 15 and Karma," BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter, May 2013.

Co-author, "For whom the Bell tolls", Lawyers Weekly (Australia), November 16, 2012.

"The Importance of International Insolvency Laws in Living Wills Under Dodd-Frank," Thomson Reuters, February 22, 2012.

Co-author, "Dodd-Frank Act: Playing by the Rules for Orderly Liquidations," Thomson Reuters, April 28, 2011.

Co-author, "American Exceptionalism," The Deal Magazine, December 10, 2010.

"Trampling Creditors' Rights," Turnarounds & Workouts, October 2010.

"The New World of Systemically Risky Financial Companies and What it Means to Creditors," The Dodd-Frank Act, BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter, September 2010.

"FDIC Stands Between J.P. Morgan and a Tax Windfall," Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2010.

"Tax-Break Battle Flares," Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2010.

Panelist, "Legal Careers in a Time of Scarcity," International Law in a Time of Scarcity, University of Connecticut, School of Law, 2010.

Co-author, "Exchange Offers, Pre-packaged Plans and the CDS Hurdle" Corporate Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Digital Guide 2010

Education

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1999
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Connecticut, 1996
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Connecticut, 1995

Bar Admissions

Connecticut
District of Columbia
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court Connecticut
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Affiliations

American College of Investment Counsel, Trustee
Connecticut Bar Association
100 Women in Hedge Funds
Insurance Women’s Investment Network

Noteworthy

Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Corporate Restructuring, 2010-2014
American College of Investment Counsel, Education Committee and Board of Trustees
Lecturer, University of Connecticut School of Law, teaching an annual seminar entitled "International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law"
Named by Connecticut Law Tribune as a "Woman in the Law - High Achiever"
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, ILFR1000, 2014