Education/Alumni: Harvard Law School
Thomas Moers Mayer, Co-chair of the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department, has played a prominent role in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases in history.
Mr. Mayer’s work involves both in- and out-of-court restructurings of distressed businesses on behalf of creditor committees, major secured and unsecured creditors, and bondholders. He has represented the official committees of unsecured creditors in some of the most well-known Chapter 11 cases, including General Motors, Chrysler, Capmark, Smurfit-Stone, Dana Corporation and Patriot Coal.
He has also played major roles in the largest recent municipal insolvencies, including representing holders of $900 million in secured sewer warrants of Jefferson County, Alabama, in that county’s Chapter 9 case and the holders of $1 billion in certificates of participation in the Detroit insolvency.
He also counsels and represents investors seeking to acquire the assets or businesses of financially troubled companies. Mr. Mayer is the leading scholar on trading claims and taking control of corporations in Chapter 11, having authored (with Chaim J. Fortgang) the Collier Bankruptcy Manual chapter on the topic.
Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court appointed Mr. Mayer to the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules for a three-year term starting Oct. 1, 2014. He is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Last Updated 5th September 2017