Lisa G. Beckerman has extensive experience representing debtors, informal groups of creditors, and official creditors committees in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.

Practice & Background

Ms. Beckerman focuses on corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights in a variety of areas, including manufacturing, airlines, media, energy and real estate.

Representative Matters

Ms. Beckerman’s recent representations include:

  • the ad hoc first lien lenders group in Walter Energy, Inc.
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Chassix Holdings, Inc.
  • the ad hoc noteholders group in YRC Worldwide
  • the debtor in Metro Affiliates, Inc. (Atlantic Express)
  • the acquirer in Journal Register Company
  • the debtor in Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (conflicts counsel)
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc.
  • the Official Committee of WCI Communities, Inc.
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Delta Air Lines
  • the liquidators of Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Master Fund, Ltd. and Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage Master Fund, Ltd.

Community Involvement

Ms. Beckerman serves on the board of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Dean’s Advisory Board for Boston University School of Law, and is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Awards & Accolades

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005-2017
  • Recommended in Finance – Corporate Restructuring, Legal 500 US, 2016
  • The Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring, 2014 - 2016
  • The Who’s Who Legal 100, 2014
  • Top 250 Women in Litigation, New York, Benchmark Litigation, 2015 – 2017
  • New York Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2016 – 2017
  • Practical Law Company’s (formerly Global 3000) list of top bankruptcy attorneys in the United States.

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot And Emerging Topics In 363 Sales: Of Structured Dismissals, Trusts, and Creeping Liabilities”, 36th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute & Professional Development Workshop, Kansas City, September 2016
  • "International Aspects Of U.S. Bankruptcy Cases: Is A U.S. Bankruptcy Court The Proverbial Roaring Deaf Lion In The International Forest?", American Bankruptcy Institute’s Northeastern Conference, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, July 2016
  • Multiple Debtors: Best Practices for Corporate Governance in Multi-Debtor Cases, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 18th Annual New York City Conference, New York, May 2016
  • The ABI Commission Report Recommendations: Reactions from the Battle Front and Creditors’ Committees: Why they Work; Why they Don’t; Are they Obsolete, Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute’s 42nd Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, March/April 2016 
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy: Roundtable, 89thNational Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, September 2015
  • Governed by New York Law, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 17thAnnual New York City Conference, May 2015
  • Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2014, PLI Conference Center, December 2014
  • Pension Issues in Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 16th Annual New York City Conference, May 2014
  • Living Under the U.S. Trustee Guidelines, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Spring Meeting, April 2014
  • U.S. Trustee Fee Guidelines, City Bar of New York, February 2014
  • Short-track Speed Strategy: Fast Track Marketing and Other Challenges of Asset Sales in Bankruptcy, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference 2014, January 2014
  • Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2013, PLI Conference Center, December 2013
  • Comparison of U.S. vs. European Distressed Debt Market and Restructuring Environment, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 15th Annual New York City Conference, May 2013
  • Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2012, PLI Conference Center, December 2012
  • The Reaches of the Indubitable Equivalence Test, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 19th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 2012
  • Dueling Debtors, Receivers and Liquidators: Complex Cross-Border Disputes in Bankruptcies, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 14th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference, May 2012
  • Post-Confirmation Issues, Commercial Law League of America’s 118th National Convention and 82nd Chicago Spring Meeting, May 2012
  • Mock Chapter 11 Confirmation Hearing, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 30th Annual Spring Meeting, April 2012
  • Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2011, PLI Conference Center, December 2011
  • Bankruptcy Issues, PLI’s IP Issues in Business Transactions, May 2011
  • Who’s on First – the New Priority Claims, 2011 American Bankruptcy Institute New York City Bankruptcy Conference, May 2011
  • Quick Sales, Credit-Bidding and the 363 Process, American Bankruptcy Institutes’ Annual Spring Meeting, April 2011
  • Chapter 11 Plan, PLI’s Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2010, December 2010
  • Revisiting Chapter 11 Sale Strategies After Philadelphia Newspaper/Pacific Lumber, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 84th Annual Conference, October 2010
  • Need for Speed: Pre-Packaged and Pre-Negotiated Plans, 17th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 2010
  • Update on Confirmation Issues, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 12th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference, May 2010
  • Prearranged Bankruptcy Plans, Class-Skipping, Creditor Classification and Other Plan Confirmation Issues, American Bankruptcy Institute’s 28th Annual Spring Meeting, April 2010.