Joanna McDonald

Joanna McDonald

Associate, New York

Overview

Professional experience

Education

Overview

Joanna McDonald is an associate in Linklaters’ U.S. Restructuring & Insolvency practice. Joanna regularly advises debtors, secured lenders, investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institution creditors in bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings.

Work highlights

Joanna has advised clients on a wide range of restructuring matters. These include advising:

  • the administrative agent under a $300 million facility in the out-of-court restructuring of Total Terminals International, LLC (“TTI”) and sale of TTI in the chapter 15 bankruptcy case and Korean rehabilitation proceeding of TTI parent Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.
  • the administrative agent for the senior secured lender group in the highly litigious chapter 11 cases of Sabine Oil & Gas and its affiliated debtors
  • the steering committee in connection with the US $6 bn restructuring of the Indiana Toll Road
  • the City of Stockton, California in connection with its chapter 9 plan of adjustment
  • Transurban (USA) Inc. in connection with the restructuring of the Pocahontas Parkway

Professional experience

Joanna has co-authored several articles regarding insolvency issues. Her publications include:

  • “Should Underwater Junior Liens Survive Bankruptcy?”, Law360, May 2015
  • “Exploring Temporary Stays of Early Termination Rights of Qualified Financial Contracts”, Distressed Download, March 2015
  • “Overview and Analysis of Select Provisions of the ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission Final Report and Recommendations”, Distressed Download, January 2015

Education

Joanna studied English at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law, where she also served on the Submissions Board of the Texas International Law Journal.