Erin Diers is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Reorganization and Litigation departments. Erin represents domestic and international companies restructuring their financial affairs both in and out-of-court, as well as representing creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and out-of-court workouts. She also provides bankruptcy advice in connection with financing transactions. Erin also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in prisoners’ rights and family law cases.
Named by New York Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2015-2017)
Member, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Member, International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals
Member, Federal Bar Council, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
Contributor, HHR Bankruptcy Report
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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 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, 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