Daily News: June 26, 2018

Top-Ranked Team of Restructuring Lawyers to Join O’Melveny


Three highly ranked restructuring lawyers – Nancy A. Mitchell, Maria J. DiConza and Matthew Hinker – will join O’Melveny’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice, based in New York. Mitchell and DiConza will be partners in the practice, while Hinker will be counsel.

Mitchell, DiConza, and Hinker will arrive from the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, where they have been representing debtors, municipalities, acquirers, and creditors in complex distressed situations that require creative and sophisticated financial solutions.

Mitchell was co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice and a co-managing shareholder for its New York office. Prior to that, she served as executive director of CIBC World Markets’ restructuring/leveraged finance team. She has more than 30 years of experience advising debtors in complex corporate restructurings and private equity funds in distressed M&A transactions, along with experience in municipal and tax-exempt restructurings.

DiConza was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. She has more than 20 years of diverse bankruptcy experience in complex financial restructuring and debtor and lender/creditor representations across industries including food services, municipal, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, financial services and for-profit education.

Hinker focuses his practice on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, adversary proceeding litigation, and other insolvency-related matters.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome Nancy, Maria and Matthew to the firm,” said O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin. “They bring great skill, energy, and leadership to their client work. Very importantly, their goals align with ours: making O’Melveny a restructuring powerhouse that serves the needs of corporate and government clients, including municipal, private equity, and investment fund entities.”