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Eric Daucher


Eric Daucher

New York

T:+1 212 408 5405

Eric Daucher's practice is focused on Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, including related litigation and appeals. Mr. Daucher frequently represents non-US liquidators, administrators, and similar parties in cross-border insolvency or debt adjustment proceedings and related litigation. Mr. Daucher also has substantial experience in major municipal bankruptcies and provides bankruptcy law-related analysis in connection with potential distressed investment opportunities.

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  • Education

    2009 - J.D., Moot Court, Emory University School of Law
    2006 - B.A., Trinity College

  • Representative experience
    • Currently represents NextEra Energy in its planned acquisition out of bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings and its stake in Oncor Electric Delivery Company in a deal worth US$18.7 billion.
    • Currently represents an ad hoc committee of bondholders holding more than US$3.3. billion in bonds insured by Ambac Assurance Corporation’s General Account.
    • Currently represents certain funds in connection with Puerto Rico-affiliated debt issuances.
    • Represented the joint liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg) II in a Chapter 15 case, cross-border avoidance actions and related appeals.
    • Represented the scheme administrators of OIC Run-Off Limited and The London and Overseas Insurance Company Limited in obtaining chapter 15 recognition and enforcement of a scheme of arrangement in the US.
    • Represented the First Lien Agent for Dunkard Creek Water Treatment System in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcies of Longview Power and related debtors.
    • Represented a major bond insurer in the chapter 9 case of Detroit, Michigan.
    • Represented a major bond insurer in the chapter 9 case of Jefferson County, Alabama.
    • Represented the court-appointed Examiner, Arthur J. Gonzalez, in investigation of claims in the Residential Capitals, LLC chapter 11 cases.
    • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Tribune Company, et al.
    • Represented the Australian liquidators of the A.B.C. Learning Centres companies in their ancillary cases under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code and related appeals.
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • New York Metro Rising Star, Bankruptcy, Thomson Reuters, 2016 - 2017
  • Publications
    • "Learning the Lessons of Chapter 9," The Bond Buyer, September 14, 2015
    • "Federal Court Strikes Down Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act as Unconstitutional," Client Alert, February 11, 2015
    • "Puerto Rico Claims Authority to Nonconsensually Restructure Public Corporation Debt," Client Alert, July 7, 2014
    • Co-author, "Important 2011 Rulings of Foreign Proceedings," International Restructuring NewsWire, February 2012
    • Co-author, "Key 2011 Decisions on Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Issues," International Restructuring NewsWire, February 2012
    • "Has Stern v. Marshall Opened a Jurisdictional Dispute Floodgate," International Restructuring NewsWire, October 2011
    • "Dodd-Frank’s Liquidation Scheme: Basics for Bankruptcy Practitioners," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July/August 2011
    • "The Gifting Doctrine Post-DBSD North Am., Inc.," International Restructuring NewsWire, May 2011
    • "SCOPAC: New Opportunities for Secured Creditors in Sales of Bankrupt Companies through Chapter 11 Plans," International Restructuring NewsWire, February 2011
    • "Litigating Valuation Disputes: A Primer on Preparing Expert Witnesses for Contested Valuations," ABI - Second Annual Mid-Level Professional Development Program, October 2010
    • Co-author, "Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Issues: Settlements, Releases, Gifting and Death Traps," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, October 2010
    • "Restructuring a Municipality under Chapter 9," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, August 2010
    • Co-author, "Introduction to Recognition Under Chapter 15," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, June 2010
  • Speaking engagements
    • "Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code: Opportunities and Challenges for Off-Shore Insolvency Professionals," Hamilton, Bermuda, April 20, 2017
    • "Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) Webinar," New York, NY, July 12, 2016
    • "Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code - A Powerful Tool for Off-Shore Practitioners," Tortola, BVI, March 23, 2016
    • "Puerto Rico's New Public Corporation Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act -- Restructuring Legislation for Commonwealth Instrumentalities Webinar," New York, New York, July 28, 2014