Julia Frost-Davies focuses her practice on the representation of creditors in complex Chapter 11 cases. A seasoned commercial litigator, she counsels clients facing commercial and bankruptcy litigation and appeals, and regularly represents investors and lenders throughout the capital structure on all aspects of restructuring and related litigation, including debtor-in-possession financing, distressed M&A transactions, claim and plan negotiation and litigation, and out-of-court work-outs. Julia works with companies in a variety of sectors and industries including retail, energy, and financial services. She is a co-leader of the firm’s Disability Awareness Lawyers Network.
forceful and persuasive, both in and out of court
She is the one you want standing up and talking to the judge.
Currently, she is an active member of our 40-lawyer Morgan Lewis COVID-19 Loan Program Task Force, working on a cross-practice team to advise clients and colleagues on all aspects of COVID-19 related federal loan programs, especially the Paycheck Protection Program and Main Street Lending Program. She also co-leads the Transforming the Next Generation team on the firm's Mobilizing for Equality Task Force.
Julia is routinely ranked by leading legal publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America, LawDragon 500, Super Lawyers, and Turnarounds & Workouts. She is a frequent panelist and speaker for the American Bankruptcy Institute and is the co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Northeast Bankruptcy Conference. Additionally, Julia is a founding board member and director of The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish).
Prepetition, debtor-in-possession (DIP), and exit lenders in numerous retail cases including Ascena, Tailored Brands, Centric Brands, Century 21, Stein Mart, Inc., Forever21, Brooks Brothers,Nine West Holdings, Charming Charlie, BonTon, Tops, Gymboree, True Religion, Rue21, BCBG, Golfsmith, Total Hockey, and Gander Mountain
Non-insider shareholders in Sears Holdings Corp. et al. v. Tisch et al. (Bankr. SDNY)
Prepetition lender in In re Herald Hotel Assocs. (Bankr. SDNY)
UMWA Health and Retirement Funds in numerous Chapter 11 cases including Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal, Peabody Energy, and Walter Energy Inc.
First lien and DIP lenders with more than $2 billion in holdings in Energy Future Holdings and related cases (Bankr. D. Del.)
Noteholders in Minnesota State Court receivership of biomass power plant and noteholders in out-of-court workouts of power projects in Texas and the Northeast
Cash-flow lenders in MPM Silicones, LLC et al. (Bankr. SDNY)
Anadarko and Kerr-McGee in Tronox v. Anadarko (Bankr. SDNY 2012)
Agent for senior secured lenders of Spansion Japan Ltd. in cross-border insolvency proceedings
Major creditor and committee chair in connection with Delta Financial Corporation Chapter 11 case
Major creditors in Washington Group, Republic Steel, Genuity, Havens Steel, IT Group, Beneco, Delphi, and Geneva Steel Chapter 11 cases
New England School of Law, 1995, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990, Bachelor of Arts
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts