Melissa Y. Boey focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border corporate insolvency and restructuring. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Melissa served as a law clerk to Judge Christopher S. Sontchi in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. She has recently been involved in restructurings in Korea, Argentina, and Brazil, including the OAS restructuring which received the Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year - Restructuring award in 2015. Melissa has also advised on bankruptcy asset sales and represented creditors in bankruptcy litigation.
Counsel to the United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds in numerous coal operator bankruptcies and related litigation, including Peabody Energy Corporation (E.D. Mo.), Arch Coal, Inc. (E.D. Mo.), Walter Energy Company (N.D. Ala.) and Patriot Coal Company (E.D. Va.)
Counsel to an ad hoc group of creditors of OAS, S.A., in connection with its Brazilian restructuring and attendant Chapter 15 U.S. proceeding (S.D.N.Y.)
Counsel to the indenture trustee for the Senior Secured Bonds of Avaya, Inc. in connection with the Chapter 11 restructuring (S.D.N.Y.) of this global provider of contact center, unified communicating and networking products and services.
Counsel to the joint official liquidators of two Cayman Islands-based funds in connection with Chapter 15 proceedings as well as litigation against managers of funds brought by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Counsel to multiple buyers in connection with the acquisition of various solar projects and related assets through SunEdison, Inc.’s bankruptcy sales (D. Del.)
Counsel to international bondholders in connection with a Japanese civil rehabilitation process, including registering claims, performing diligence, and asserting and protecting bondholder rights.
Melissa previously served on the Southern California Law Review and as the first editor-in-chief of the Business Law Advisor, a student-run publication of advisory articles relevant to the intersection of business and law. More recently, she has co-authored two articles in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal discussing the parallels between German insolvency legislation and US law.
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2013, J.D.
London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012, LL.B.