James O. Moore advises his clients on corporate insolvency issues. Jimmy works on a wide range of restructuring, bankruptcy, and default-related matters, including prepackaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, Section 363 sales, and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings. Debtors, hedge funds, indenture trustees, residential mortgage-backed securitization trustees, shareholders, and executives are among Jimmy’s clients.
Jimmy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
For three years, Jimmy served as co-director of the New York City chapter of Credit Abuse Resistance Education, a financial literacy program taught in NYC high schools by a volunteer group of more than 200 bankruptcy professionals. Jimmy also dedicated eight years of service on the board of a local nonprofit organization.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Jimmy was a senior associate in the bankruptcy and restructuring practice of another international law firm, based in New York.
Some of Jimmy’s recent representative matters include:
Representing a hedge fund as the largest senior secured DIP lender in a $3.5 billion credit facility related to the chapter 11 bankruptcy of an auto-parts maker;
Acting as counsel to residential mortgage-backed securitization trustees and trusts in connection with both the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a financial services company and the settlements with sponsors of alleged breaches of reps and warranties;
Acting as debtors’ counsel in the prepackaged bankruptcy cases of a cable services company;
Advising indenture trustees and member of the official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of, among others, a major North American airline, a shipping company, and a seismic data provider;
Advising the second lien administrative agent in connection with the restructuring of a staffing company;
Serving as ad hoc committee counsel to first lien lenders in connection with the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of a leading satellite service provider in Latin America;
Acting as counsel to numerous CMBS servicers for secured lenders in bankruptcy cases of a United States real estate company;
Serving as debtors’ counsel to trucking firm that effected a sale within chapter 11; and
Advising the former executives in bankruptcy cases of shipping and bank holding companies.
Princeton University, 2000, A.B.
University of North Carolina School of Law, 2004, J.D.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Clerkship to Judge Robert Gerber of the US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (2006 - 2007)
Awards and Affiliations
Former Co-Director, Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program (2010–2013)
Former Board Member and Secretary, Rebuilding Together NYC (2005–2013)