Erin Diers is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Reorganization department, where she focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring and commercial litigation.
Erin’s diverse practice includes the representation of debtors and creditors in a wide range of matters, including in and out-of-court restructurings, debtor-in-possession financing, and bankruptcy litigation, including avoidance actions. Erin also provides bankruptcy advice in connection with financing transactions. Erin maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in prisoners’ rights, immigration, and family law cases.
Named an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts (2022)
Named by New York Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2015-2022)
Recommended in The Legal 500 United States in the area of Finance - Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate (2021, 2022)
Board member, communications co-chair, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) – New York Network
Member, Association Development Committee, International Aviation Womens Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In re Imerys Talc America Inc.: Counsel to Imerys S.A., a French mining company, in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of certain of its U.S. talc mining subsidiaries
In re Republic Airways Holdings Inc.: Debtor’s counsel for regional airline in connection with its $3.5 billion Chapter 11 restructuring, involving the restructuring of complex debt and lease arrangements relating to more than 90 aircraft, the return or other disposition of more than 130 aircraft, and the resolution of substantial aircraft financing claims
In re GulfMark Offshore, Inc.: Represented secured lender DNB Bank ASA with respect to creditor rights and provision of debtor-in-possession financing to GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
In re Patriot National Inc.: Debtor’s counsel in the pre-negotiated Chapter 11 restructuring of an insurance service company
In re Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Ltd.: Debtor’s counsel in the prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring of international shipping and service company that operates in seven jurisdictions globally
Blackbird Capital I: Representation of Blackbird Capital I in an $800 million aircraft lease ABS securitization, the proceeds of which will be used by Blackbird to acquire a portfolio of 19 aircraft
Lehman Brothers Inc.: Representation of the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee in resolving claims brought by the broker-dealer’s former customers, implementing distribution protocols for the satisfaction of customers’ claims, transferring more than $13 billion in property to over a thousand customers
MF Global Inc.: Representation of the SIPA trustee, including in the recovery of multimillion-dollar claims on behalf of the estate, including avoidance actions, negotiation of claims with former customers, and innovative transactions with customer groups and affiliates, resulting in significant distributions to customers and general creditors
Pro bono representation of a client in the Eastern District of New York and the Kings County Supreme Court in his successful post-conviction proceeding alleging the prosecution’s use of perjured testimony and other due process violations