Mr Huebner is co-head of Davis Polk's insolvency and restructuring group. He is widely recognised as one of the country's leading practitioners, and is one of only five US lawyers to have been twice-named a 'Dealmaker of the Year' by The American Lawyer. He routinely represents both financial institutions and companies in major restructurings and bankruptcies, and has advised on several of the largest and most complex of such matters yet done.
Mr Huebner's work highlights include his work as lead counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and to the US Department of the Treasury with respect to their $182 billion in multiple financings and 79.9 per cent equity stake in the American International Group; AIG had over $1 trillion in assets, and the Federal Reserve and Treasury AIG financings were the largest ever extended to a corporate borrower. He is lead US counsel to the joint administrators and liquidators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and its UK Lehman affiliates, including in connection with the settlement tens of billions of dollars of claims against Lehman's US entities. He was lead bankruptcy and restructuring counsel to Delta Air Lines, in one of the largest and most successful restructurings in US history; he assisted Delta in, among other things, securing the then-largest DIP financing, successfully defending against a $10 billion hostile takeover attempt, and expeditiously emerging from Chapter 11 with one of the largest equity capitalisations on record. He is also lead counsel to Citibank, as bank agent, in Lyondell, including advising with respect to the largest private DIP financing ($8.5 billion) in US history and successfully resolving a $23 billion fraudulent transfer litigation.
Mr Huebner has also routinely advised purchasers, companies and boards of directors in many non-public distressed matters, and provides risk management and bankruptcy advice on derivatives products and other complex transactions to clients such as Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Citibank, Credit Suisse and Bank of America Securities.
Mr Huebner has repeatedly been recognised as a leader in his field, most recently being named: a 'Dealmaker of the Year' by The American Lawyer in April 2009 for his lead role in AIG and April 2007 for his role on Delta Air Lines; and an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer of 2008-2012 by Turnarounds and Workouts.
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