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. She also provides bankruptcy advice in connection with financing transactions. Erin was part of the team representing the trustee in the historic Securities Investor Protection Act liquidations of Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc., and currently represents the debtors in In re Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
Named by New York Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2015 and 2016)
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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.
In re Republic Airways Holdings Inc.: Debtors’ counsel in connection with the $3.5 billion Chapter 11 restructuring
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
Representation of companies in connection with structuring transactions
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