Associate, New York
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.
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
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