Leslie A. Plaskon

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Leslie A. Plaskon

Leslie A. Plaskon

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Biography

Partner, Corporate Department

New York


T 1(212) 318-6421

F 1(212) 230-5137



leslieplaskon@paulhastings.com
Leslie Plaskon is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. She focuses her practice on corporate finance and restructuring transactions. Ms. Plaskon regularly represents investment banks, commercial finance companies, hedge funds, and other lenders as well as borrowers in acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, tender offers and recapitalizations, and other syndicated lending and capital market transactions. She also has extensive experience in representing the agent bank, lending group, or steering committee in Chapter 11 cases or out-of-court restructurings and workouts.


Recent Representations

Handled major transactions for financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley, UBS, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan, General Electric Capital Corporation, and Wells Fargo Finance as well as borrower clients Centerline, Cequel Communications, and The Related Companies
Represented either the agent bank or lender group in the bankruptcy cases or out-of-court restructures involving, among others, BearingPoint, Eddie Bauer, New Vision Broadcasting, Crescent Resources, Greatwide Logistics Services, Leiner Health Products, Lenox China Inc., and Allegiance Telecom
Acted as counsel for numerous debtor-in-possession and exit financings for the lenders to, among others, Dana, Remy International, Allied Holdings, NRG, Laidlaw, Exodus Communications, Filene's Basement, Core-Mark International and Penn Traffic.



Speaking Engagements and Publications

Wrote for the New York Law Journal
Lectured for the Distressed Debt Investing Forum and the Strategic Research Institute



Professional and Community Involvement

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Turnaround Management Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Admitted to practice in the states of New York, California and Connecticut



Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1988
Tulane University, B.A., 1985 (Phi Beta Kappa)

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy Litigation
Financial Services
Restructuring
Leveraged Finance
Finance
Securities and Capital Markets
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate

Admissions

California Bar
Connecticut Bar
New York Bar

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1988
Tulane University, B.A., 1985

News
December 28, 2012

Paul Hastings Represents Morgan Stanley on North American Breweries Holdings, LLC Facilities
September 28, 2012

Paul Hastings Represents Furniture Brands International in $250 Million Financing
July 6, 2011

Paul Hastings Selected For Barclays 2011 Legal Services Panel
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Publications
April 3, 2012

This Trend May Not Be Your Friend: Could Catalyst Paper Spawn a New Breed of Chapter 15 Cases for U.S. Debtors?
February 9, 2011

Game Changer: Second Circuit Finds “Gifting” By Secured Creditor to Old Equity Pursuant to Chapter 11 Plan Violates Absolute Priority Rule
August 23, 2005

Third Circuit Protects Lenders by Limiting Substantive Consolidation
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Rankings & Awards
October 30, 2012

The M&A Advisor, 2012 International M&A Advisor Awards
The M&A Advisor awarded the successful out-of-court restructuring of PlayPower, Inc. as the "International Restructuring Deal of the Year." The deal team included Paul Hastings partners Jesse Austin and Leslie Plaskon.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1988

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1985

Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

American Bankruptcy Institute is an American nonprofit company located in Alexandria, VA, focused on business associations. The firm was founded by Richard A. Gitlin.

Member
Current

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 48 chapters, including 31 in North America and one each in Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, with a chapter in formation in Singapore.The TMA Certification Program recognizes professional excellence and provides an objective measure of expertise related to workouts, restructurings and corporate renewal. Applicants for certification must meet stringent standards of education, experience and professional conduct, pass a comprehensive examination and maintain the credential through continuing education credits.

Career History
Partner
Prior - 2019

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., they have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever their clients’ needs take them.

Partner
2019 - Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Transactions
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PetSmart, Inc. /Private Group, StepStone Group LP, BC Partners Ltd., GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd. purchase PetSmart Inc.

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Hanjiao Group, Inc., Jupiter Resources, Inc. purchase Encana Corp. /Bighorn Natural Gas Ops from Ovintiv Canada ULC

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XPO Logistics, Inc. purchases XPO Supply Chain, Inc. from Warburg Pincus & Company US LLC, Warburg Pincus LLC

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