Lisa M Schweitzer
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lisa Schweitzer’s practice focuses on financial restructuring, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including cross-border matters.
Lisa has served as lead counsel in some of the world’s most high-profile bankruptcy matters, advising corporate debtors, creditors, strategic investors and counterparties in US Chapter 11 proceedings as well as in restructurings and risk mitigation advice. Lisa regularly advises parties in financings, sales, and in-court and out-of-court restructurings, as well as multibillion-dollar litigation disputes.
Lisa’s recent representations include LATAM Airlines in its voluntary reorganisation and Chapter 11 restructuring of over US$7 billion of debt; Vale in its heavily contested litigation of recognition of BSGR’s Guernsey administration through a Chapter 15 proceeding; FullBeauty Brands in its acquisition of Ascena’s branded e-commerce business; Total SA as a major contract counterparty in the McDermott bankruptcy; and strategic lenders, creditors and acquirers in various retail cases.
Lisa has also provided strategic advice to several Fortune 100 US and multinational companies on liquidity and restructuring advice arising from the covid-19 pandemic as well as several leading financing institutions in matters relating to their resolution plans.
Lisa received a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.