John J Rapisardi

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Who's Who Legal Restructuring & Insolvency: Lawyers

John J Rapisardi, co-chair of O’Melveny’s global restructuring practice, has 30 years of US and international debtor and creditor restructuring experience across a variety of industries, including automotive, casinos, chemical, healthcare, real estate, retail, satellite, sports franchises, textile and telecommunications. John specialises in advising clients on large, complex matters.

John is lead counsel representing the government of Puerto Rico and its agencies and instrumentalities with respect to the in-and-out-of-court restructuring of Puerto Rico's approximately US$72 billion of debt obligations. John’s other especially noteworthy work includes representing the US Treasury Department and the Presidential Task Force during the financial crisis with respect to the restructuring of Chrysler, General Motors, and Delphi; and representing LyondellBasell in its landmark Chapter 11 case.

In recent years, John has been particularly active in the energy sector, representing individual creditors or creditor groups in LINN EnergyHalcon ResourcesPeabody Energy and Foresight Energy.

John is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy (ACB), an honorary professional and educational association of tenured and highly regarded insolvency professionals. He recently received the New York Law Journal’s 2017 Distinguished Leaders Award. He has written extensively on the subject of lender rights and remedies under the Chinese Bankruptcy Code. John is co-author of The PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law: The People’s Work in Progress (Beard Group, Inc, 2008). For the past 23 years, John has been a regular bankruptcy columnist for the New York Law Journal. John has also written and lectured extensively on key aspects of the Brazilian Bankruptcy Code and its impact on US investors.

WWL says: John Rapisardi is a distinguished practitioner with more than three decades' expertise handling restructurings across a range of industries including energy, automotives and real estate.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency which can be purchased from our Shop.

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