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.
Julia is a frequent panelist for the American Bankruptcy Institute and is the co-author of Debtor in Possession Financing Orders: Line by Line (Aspatore Books). In addition, she serves as treasurer and a director of the Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation.
Lead bankruptcy counsel to prepetition, DIP, and exit lenders in numerous retail cases including Nine West Holdings, Charming Charlie, BonTon, Tops, Gymboree, True Religion, Rue21, BCBG, Golfsmith, Total Hockey, and Gander Mountain
Bankruptcy counsel to UMWA Health and Retirement Funds in numerous Chapter 11 cases including: Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal, Peabody Energy, and Walter Energy Inc.
Counsel to first lien and DIP lenders with more than $2 billion in holdings in Energy Future Holdings and related cases (Bankr. D. Del.)
Lead counsel to noteholders in Minnesota State Court receivership of biomass power plant
Counsel to cash-flow lenders in MPM Silicones, LLC et al. (Bankr. SDNY)
Counsel to creditors and proposed DIP lenders in Lightsquared Inc. et al. (Bankr. SDNY)
Litigation counsel to intervenor noteholders, Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China v. Grenada (SDNY)
Counsel to Anadarko and Kerr-McGee in Tronox v. Anadarko (Bankr. SDNY 2012)
Counsel to agent for senior secured lenders of Spansion Japan Ltd. in cross-border insolvency proceedings
Counsel to lender in Sagecrest Holdings (Bankr. D. Conn.)
Litigation and bankruptcy counsel to prepetition and DIP lenders in numerous retail cases including Linens ‘n Things, Steve & Barry’s, KB Toys, Bombay Company, PLVTZ, Rowe Company, Goody’s Family Clothing, and Gottschalks
Counsel to agent for DIP and exit lenders in Holley Performance Products Chapter 11 case
Counsel to major creditor and committee chair in connection with Delta Financial Corporation Chapter 11 case
Counsel to 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