Renée Dailey advises institutional investors in connection with their investment activities and proposed investment structures, with a focus on the mitigation of financial risk. Described in The Legal 500 as a "first-class restructuring lawyer with a strong work ethic” (2015) who is "especially adept at pursuing matters that require persistence and focus," (2014) Renée frequently represents public and private noteholder groups and bank groups in amendment and consent requests, complex out-of-court restructurings, and in-court proceedings in the United States and internationally.
Notably, Renée represented the Ultra Noteholder Group in the Ultra Petroleum bankruptcy in connection with the successful make whole and post-petition judgement of $400 million. Reneé also represented the Centro Senior Lender Group in an out-of-court debt-for-equity transaction that has been described as a template for future Australian restructurings and has represented the private placement investors in multiple Australian restructurings. Renée is co-head of the firm’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice.
Counsel to Chicago Bridge & Iron noteholder group in out of court restructuring discussions.
Counsel to noteholder group in out of court restructuring discussions with Ultra Petroleum and subsequent make-whole and post-petition interest dispute in bankruptcy.
Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring of Arrium Limited (in Administration).
Counsel to noteholder group in federal court litigation involving make-whole dispute with successor issuer.
Counsel to lenders in out of court restructuring negotiations with borrower in inland marine transportation industry.
Counsel to noteholder group in out of court restructuring discussions with Penn West
Counsel to noteholder group in our of court work out with Canadian oil and gas E&P company.
Special Noteholder counsel to receiver of Midwest Vanadium.
Counsel to noteholder in restructuring discussions with Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Counsel to noteholder in connection with affiliation of Valleycare Health Systems with Stanford Health Care.
Counsel to noteholder in connection with redemption of Enhanced Capital Notes.
Counsel to noteholder in connection with various consent requests of Mexican energy and utility companies in advance of legislative change.
Counsel to administrative agent in refinancing of secured $700 million letter of credit and term loan facility of international energy procurement construction and installation (EPCI) company.
Counsel to administrative agent in refinancing and restructuring discussions with oilfield construction and drilling services company.
Counsel to administrative agent in forbearance and restructuring discussions with energy asset development company.
Counsel to senior lender group in restructuring of Centro Properties Group.
Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring discussions with CEMEX.
Counsel to noteholder group of Washington Mutual Bank.
Counsel to bank agent in restructuring discussions with oil and gas exploration and production company.
Counsel to New Zealand Receiver on US legal issues.
Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring discussions with YRC Worldwide Inc.
Counsel to noteholder group in restructuring discussions with business development company.
Counsel to the ad hoc committee of subordinated bondholders in Pliant Corp.
Counsel to debtor-in-possession financing (DIP) Agent in Kullman Industries and Heating Oil Partners.
Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in NRG Energy, Inc.
Counsel to ad hoc committee of certificate holders in their restructuring discussions with Atlas Air, Inc.
Counsel to noteholder group in Australian voluntary administration of Sons of Gwalia Ltd.
Counsel to noteholder group in Australian voluntary administration of Henry Walker Eltin, Ltd.
Counsel to noteholder group in Australian voluntary administration of Pasminco Ltd.
University of Connecticut School of Law, 1999, J.D.
University of Connecticut, 1995, B.A.
University of Connecticut, 1996, B.A.
District of Columbia
US District Court for the District of Connecticut
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance – Restructuring (including bankruptcy) – corporate, The Legal 500 US (2016, 2017)
Ranked, Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Corporate Restructuring (2010–2016)