Rachel Jaffe Mauceri has more than 15 years of experience counseling clients in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. She regularly represents indenture trustees in complex chapter 11 cases, as well as debtors, financial institutions, pension and benefit plans, potential acquirers, and other significant creditors and parties in interest. Rachel has represented debtors and other entities in all facets of pre-negotiated and traditional bankruptcy proceedings, including debtor-in-possession financing, bankruptcy litigation, creditors’ rights and workouts, and the purchase and sale of assets out of bankruptcy.
Rachel regularly moderates and participates in panel discussions on bankruptcy-related matters, including rights offerings, retail, energy and real estate issues in bankruptcy, and has written articles and other materials on current issues in bankruptcy. She is co-author of “Lessons for Distressed Investors from Chapter 11 Decisions in Chapter 2014,” a chapter of Aspatore’s 2015 edition of its “Inside the Minds” series Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Strategies.
Rachel currently sits on the board of directors of the Turnaround Management Association’s Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter, for which she also serves as co-chair of TMA’s Network of Women. She is also on the board of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Rachel was an associate in the New York office of another international law firm, where she focused on bankruptcy and restructuring.
Represent the indenture trustee for the senior unsecured notes in the Chapter 11 cases of Seadrill Ltd. and Berry Petroleum Company (S.D. Texas)
Represent the second lien lender group in litigation arising from the chapter 11 case of La Paloma Co. Generating LLC (D. Del) regarding scope of rights under intercreditor agreement for a gas generated power plant in California
Represent the indenture trustee for the senior secured industrial development bonds in the Chapter 11 case of North Philadelphia Health System (E.D. Pa.)
Represent the indenture trustee for the senior secured notes in the Chapter 11 cases of Avaya (S.D.N.Y.), CHC Helicopter, (S.D. Texas), and MIG LLC (D. Del)
Represent hhgregg, Inc. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases (S.D. Indiana)
Represent UMWA retirementpension and health benefit funds in the chapter 11bankruptcy cases of 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.)
Represented Noble Environmental Power in its pre-negotiated chapter 11 reorganization (D. Del.)
Represented the agent to the debtor-in-possession lenders in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of marine construction company Cal-Dive International and diving businessits affiliates (D. Del.)
Represented a nationally-known financial advisory firm and two individuals in a case alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the conduct of the chapter 11 case of a coal producer company in Eastern Kentucky
Represented the indenture trustee of numerous RMBS trusts holding claims in the chapter 11 cases of Residential Capital, LLC (S.D.N.Y) and its subsidiaries and affiliates
Represented the debtors in the chapter 11 cases of a furniture designer/manufacturer, a retail apparel company and an auto component manufacturer and their respective affiliates
Represent bidders and stalking horse purchasers and other bidders in connection withbankruptcy-related asset sales conducted under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
Represent financial institutions and other clients in complex avoidance litigation
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2001, J.D., Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
Ithaca College, 1995, B.A.
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards and Affiliations
Rising Star, Finance: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate, The Legal 500 US (2019)
American Bankruptcy Institute
VALCON 2018 Advisory Board Turnaround Management Association
Board member, Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter (Co-chair, Network of Women)
TMA Network of Women Global Committee (NOW Summit Planning Committee, 2017-2018)