Jeffrey R. Gleit

Partner
Jeff’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and distressed corporate restructurings in the hedge fund and private equity space.
Jeffrey R. Gleit, Partner, ArentFox Schiff

Jeff has extensive experience representing debtors, hedge funds, private equity funds, financial institutions, independent directors and trade creditors in restructuring distressed companies. Jeff works with clients in a variety of industries, including financial, energy, healthcare, automotive, retail, telecommunications and manufacturing. He regularly advises boards of directors in distressed situations and provides counsel to parties to credit default swap transactions.

Client Work

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as DIP Agent under the $31.5 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Dynata, LLC and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as DIP Agent under the $215 million Term DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as Administrative Agent under the $658 million prepetition term loan facility and as DIP Agent under the $142 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Jo-Ann Fabrics and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as DIP Agent under the $360 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Thrasio Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as Indenture Trustee in connection with $1.175 billion of unsecured notes in the chapter 11 cases of Invitae Corporation and its affiliates.

Representation of GLAS Trust Company as Administrative Agent under the $695 million prepetition term loan facility and as DIP Agent under the $285 million junior DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Hornblower Holdings LLC and its affiliates.   

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as DIP Agent under the $150 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Cano Health, Inc. and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as DIP Agent under the $32 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Audacy, Inc. and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as Agent and Indenture Trustee in connection with a series of cross-border restructuring transactions for the Digicel Group aggregating $4.4 billion.

Representation of Acquiom Agency Services LLC and Seaport Loan Products LLC as Co-Administrative Agents under the $1.78 billion prepetition secured term loan facility and as DIP Agents under the $250 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Mallinckrodt plc and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as Agent under the $50 million prepetition Bridge Facility and DIP Agent under the $200 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Cyxtera Holdings and its affiliates.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as DIP Agent under the $275 million DIP facility in the chapter 11 cases of Venator Materials PLC and its affiliates.

Representation of the independent director of Voyager Digital Holdings, Inc. in the Voyager chapter 11 cases.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB as administrative agent under the secured exit facilities in the chapter 11 cases of GTT Communications and its subsidiaries.

Representation of CN Borrower LLC and its subsidiaries in the chapter 11 case of Compute North LLC.

Representation of CQS (UK), LLC in the chapter 11 cases of Talen Energy and its subsidiaries.

Representation of UMB Bank as agent under Quorum Health’s chapter 11 exit facility.

Representation of Quabbin Capital in the chapter 15 case of Universal Enterprises, Ltd.

Representation of Newmark Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Knotel, Inc. as part of Knotel’s chapter 11 case.

Representation of Purdue Pharma L.P. and its subsidiaries as special conflicts counsel in their chapter 11 cases.

Representation of the independent directors of iQor Holdings in connection with iQor’s prepackaged chapter 11 case.

Representation of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB in the Covia Holdings Corporation and Denbury Resources chapter 11 cases.

Representation of CQS (U.S.) LLC in the chapter 11 cases of Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Representation of EY Bermuda as the Joint Provisional Liquidator in the George’s Bay Limited chapter 15 case pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representation of 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries as post effective date bankruptcy counsel in their chapter 11 cases.

Representation of a large U.S.-based hedge fund in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.

Representation of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., as special litigation counsel, in its chapter 11 case.

Representation of GPB Capital Holdings in the Insightra Medical, Inc. chapter 11 case.

Representation of General Growth Properties in the Fairway Markets chapter 11 case.

Representation of KPMG Netherlands in the Soundview Elite chapter 11 case.

Representation of Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders of Black Elk Energy Offshore, Inc.

Representation of Boomerang Systems, Inc. in its chapter 11 case.

Representation of NII Holdings, Inc., in its chapter 11 case.

Representation of James River Coal Company in its chapter 11 case.

Representation of The Mortgage Partnership of America in the ResCap chapter 11 case.

Representation of JEC Capital in the Kit digital, Inc. chapter 11 case.

Representation of Borders Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries in their chapter 11 cases.

Representation of the Official Committee of Former Partners in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP chapter 11 case.

Representation of the Official Creditors' Committee of Capmark Financial Group, Inc.

Representation of Anderson News, LLC in its chapter 11 case.

Representation of Cozumel Caribe, S.A. de C.V. in its chapter 15 case.

Representation of the Portrait Corporation of America in its chapter 11 case.

Representation of the Official Creditors' Committee of Refco, Inc.

Representation of the Trade Committee in Delphi Corporation chapter 11 case.

Representation of Fortress Credit Corporation, as Bank Agent in Pappas Telecasting Incorporated chapter 11 case.

Representation of the Ad Hoc Committee of Preferred Stockholders in Innovative Communications Corporation's chapter 11 case.

Representation of Silver Point Capital in the Galvex Corporation chapter 11 case.

Representation of Sunbeam Corporation, Enron Corporation and APW Ltd. in their chapter 11 cases.

Representation of the Official Creditors' Committee of ANC Rental Corporation.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Publications

  • "Understanding the Role of the Independent Director in Bankruptcy," Journal of Corporate Renewal (November 2023)
  • “The Landscape of Texas Two-Steps Post-LTL,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 32, Issue 2 (June 2023)
  • “The Texas Two-Step: a Problematic Reframing of the Bankruptcy Code Toolkit or an Equitable Solution for Productive Conglomerates and their Mass Tort Claimants?,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 31, Issue 2 (April 2022)

Recognitions

  • "Rising Star," New York Super Lawyers (2011-2012)
  • Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, Turnarounds & Workouts (2012)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2013-2023)
  • "Rising Star," Law360 (2014)
  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2019-2021)

Professional Activities

Turnaround Management Association

Federal Bar Council