Shawn focuses his practice on bankruptcy and financial restructuring, including representing debtors, creditors, committees, shareholders and acquirers in out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 cases.
He is experienced in representing corporate debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, committees, equity holders, asset acquirers, and other parties in interest, in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Shawn clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Gerber of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He was an Oliver Ellsworth Memorial scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Representation of public utility in MF Global Inc. and related insolvency cases regarding 30.7 and 4(d) customer claims.
Counsel to proposed acquirer under Chapter 11 Plan in Chapter 11 case with three competing Plans.
Representation of Workflow Holdings, Inc. as Debtor in Chapter 11 case.
Representation of Greenbrier Hotel Corporation as Chapter 11 debtor.
Representation of Plan Administrator in ASARCO LLC Chapter 11 cases.
National bankruptcy counsel for leading financial institution regarding mortgage, servicing and loss mitigation matters.
Counsel to Canadian-chartered bank as creditor and derivative counterparty in Lehman Bros. Chapter 11 cases.
Counsel to unsecured creditors committee in U.S. Energy Biogas Corp. Chapter 11 cases.
Counsel to majority equity holder and DIP lender in Heartland Automotive Holdings, Inc.
Representation of bank as administrative and collateral agent in workout of $175 million of debt of major dairy corporation.
Representation of financially distressed American Fiber Resources in its $200 million sale to Canadian strategic buyer SFK Pulp.
Representation of Vernon Downs Acquisition LLC in its successful acquisition of Mid-State Raceway through a competing Chapter 11 plan.
Representation of Halcyon (as debtor's largest shareholder) in successful Chapter 11 plan litigation and negotiation in the multibillion-dollar solvent debtor case of NextWave.
Representation of a member of the official committee of equity holders in the Chapter 11 case of Anaconda, a financially distressed hedge fund manager.
Representation of several multibillion-dollar hedge funds in evaluating investments in financially distressed companies.
Representation of secured lender in large out-of-court restructuring.
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Named to "New York Super Lawyers" 2018-2019; "New York Rising Stars," 2014-2017; Bankruptcy: Business, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters