Matt Murphy

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy

Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Biography

DLA Piper US LLP

Matt Murphy
Partner

Matthew M. Murphy is a partner in DLA Piper's Restructuring group, based in Chicago. He advises a variety of clients in complex business reorganizations, debt restructurings and troubled company M&A. Mr. Murphy has counseled clients, both public and private, through chapter 11 restructuring initiatives, the purchase of, or investment in, distressed companies, the sale of distressed assets and post-petition lending strategies.

Mr. Murphy has represented numerous clients in chapter 11, including:
The Clare, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, in its proceedings under chapter 11.
Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the largest wholesale baker and distributor of fresh baked bread and sweet goods in the US, in its chapter 11 reorganization.
Mark IV Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly engineered systems and components for transportation, infrastructure vehicles and equipment, in its chapter 11 reorganization and international restructuring.
McLeodUSA Incorporated, one of the largest independent telecommunications service providers in the US, in its restructuring pursuant to a prepackaged plan of reorganization.
National Steel Corporation, at one time one of the largest integrated steel producers in the United States, during its chapter 11 case and sale of assets to US Steel.
Comdisco, Inc., a global technology services provider, during its chapter 11 and sales of assets in the US and Europe.

Mr. Murphy has also represented financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds in the acquisition of distressed assets, including:
Grey Mountain Partners as a "stalking horse" bidder for certain of the assets of Vitro America.
Access Industries in its role backstopping a US$2.8 billion rights offering for Lyondell Chemical Company.
an ad hoc group of secured creditors in their exchange of debt for equity pursuant to the chapter 11 reorganization of Insight Health Services Holdings Corp.
Black Diamond Capital Management LLC in its acquisition of the assets of White Birch Paper Company in both Canada and the United States.
Black Diamond Capital Management LLC in its acquisition of the assets of Werner Ladder.

On the lender side, Mr. Murphy has represented Bank of America, Black Diamond Commercial Finance, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley as debtor-in-possession lenders or buy-side lenders.

In 2012, the M&A Advisor recognized Mr. Murphy among the winners of its 40 Under 40 - Central award, which recognizes emerging leaders of the M&A, financing and turnaround industries.

Admissions
Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Memberships
Turnaround Management Association
Board Member for the Downtown Chicago Region of the American Cancer Society

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Michigan Law School 1998
B.A., University of Michigan 1995

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Education
J.D.

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

B.A.

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

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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
2015 - Current

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
Prior - 2015

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Professional
Prior

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP provides legal advisory services. The company's practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate finance, insurance, tax, labor and employment, political law, private equity, corporate, antitrust, white collar crime, international, regulatory, and legislation. Its customers include corporate, industrial, and financial sectors. The company was founded by Marshall Skadden, John Slate and Les Arps in April 1948 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Board Member
Prior

THROUGH OUR 11 GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS AND GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS, WE SERVED OVER 80 MILLION PEOPLE IN 5,000+ COMMUNITIES THROUGH RESEARCH, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND SERVICE.

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Black Diamond Capital Management LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Black Diamond Commercial Finance LLC, BD White Birch Investment LLC purchase White Birch Paper Co.

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Chicago Senior Care LLC purchases The Clare at Water Tower, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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