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Amanda D. Darwin



Amanda Darwin represents indenture trustees, issuers and bondholders in structured financing arrangements and corporate and municipal debt. She focuses her practice on financial restructuring, liquidations and redemptions to assist fiduciaries in maximizing recoveries for stakeholders.

What do you focus on?

I practice in banking and finance, focusing on financial institutions acting as fiduciaries in the capital markets. My experience includes corporate debt, municipal debt and complex structured financing arrangements, including CDO, CLO, ABS, RMBS and hedge transactions.

In the area of distressed corporate and municipal debt, I have represented indenture trustees, administrative agents and bondholders in some of the largest bankruptcy cases of the last 20 years, actively participating on creditors committees and ad hoc committees of secured creditors.

In the area of structured defaults, I represent indenture trustees and hedge counterparties in the wind-down of complex financing arrangements, whether through redemption or liquidation, to maximize recoveries for noteholders.

In the area of mortgage-backed securities, I assist trustees in managing risk by offering a broad range of services to monitor claims and litigation and to respond to civil and governmental subpoenas.

I also actively participate in firm management, serving on the firm’s partner compensation committee and as a loss prevention partner. I am also active in the firm’s diversity initiative, its pro bono practice and in its branding campaign. 

What do you see on the horizon?

As we move from crisis management to a growth economy, I see new and creative ways for banks and specialized fiduciary service providers to offer growth opportunities to the capital markets.

Recent Quotes

  • “Study: Progress of female lawyers remains static” by Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal, November 2010
  • “Housing Experts Say Bailout Proposal May Do Little for Homeowners” by Edmund Andrews, New York Times, September 2008
  • “Holders’ Issues Settled with Calpine” by Terry Brennan, The Deal, November 14, 2007
  • “Law Firms Get Ready for Uptick in Subprime Business” by Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal, September 14, 2007

Texas Utility Energy Future Pushes Bankruptcy Exit Plan in Trial

Reuters | August 17, 2016

This article focuses on Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas’s biggest power company, request of a US bankruptcy court to allow the bulk of its operations to exit Chapter 11. The coverage notes that Energy Future faces stiff opposition from a group of creditors—including NP client American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC—about how tax assets would be used in the power giant’s proposed spinoff of its major operating unit as the company kicked off the first half of its second attempt to exit bankruptcy. Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is quoted and Boston global finance partner Amanda Darwin, Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, and New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy associate Christopher Fong are listed among American Stock’s counsel.

Contact

Amanda D. Darwin

Partner

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1042

New York

Phone: 212-940-3173


Fax: 866-244-1528

Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Duke University, B.A., cum laude

Massachusetts

New York

Tennessee

Amanda was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the field of Banking and Finance Law.

Amanda was recognized in 2014 and in previous years as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Super Lawyers magazine. Inclusion in Super Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey. Amanda also has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability, and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s 2012 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, a list of women attorneys who have achieved this rating. She was also ranked first place on the list of the most active lawyers to bondholders of bankrupt companies by The Deal in December 2005.

Amanda Darwin is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Federation, and INSOL International.

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