With more than 25 years’ experience, 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 workouts. Julia works with companies in a variety of sectors and industries including energy, retail, municipal bonds, and financial services.
forceful and persuasive, both in and out of court
She is the one you want standing up and talking to the judge.
A fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Julia is routinely ranked by leading legal publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America, LawDragon 500, SuperLawyers, and Turnarounds & Workouts, which named her one of 15 outstanding restructuring lawyers nationally in 2020. 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.
Currently, Julia co-leads the firm’s Disability Awareness Lawyers Network and the Transforming the Next Generation team, part of the firm's Mobilizing for Equality Task Force. Previously, she was a member of our firm’s 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. Julia is a founding board member and director of The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish).
Creditors in energy and project finance restructurings both in and out of court, including Agilon Energy Holdings II, LLC (Bankr. S.D. Tex.), Frontera Holdings (Bankr. S.D. Tex.), noteholders in Minnesota State Court receivership of biomass powerplant, and confidential out-of-court workouts
First-lien and debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders with more than $2 billion in holdings in Energy Future Holdings and related cases (Bankr. D. Del.)
Prepetition, 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
UMWA Health and Retirement Funds in numerous Chapter 11 cases including Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal, Peabody Energy, and Walter Energy Inc.
Majority holder of municipal bonds in out-of-court and in-court proceedings, including charter schools and senior living facilities
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)
Cash-flow lenders in MPM Silicones, LLC et al. (Bankr. SDNY)
Anadarko and Kerr-McGee in Tronox v. Anadarko (Bankr. SDNY)
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 Law, 1995, J.D., summa cum laude
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990, B.A.
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