Weil Adds Restructuring Counsel Jill Frizzley in New York

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:22

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Jill Frizzley has joined the Firm as counsel. She is part of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department and is based in New York.

“We are excited to welcome Jill to Weil and to our market-leading bankruptcy and restructuring practice,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “Her broad-based global experience on a range of complex and high profile matters makes her a great addition to our practice and well suited to the team here.”

Ray Schrock, Co-Chair of Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department, commented: “Jill has advised a diverse group of clients on all sides of bankruptcy and restructuring matters and is a natural fit for our practice, which is continually at the forefront of the most innovative and complex restructurings. We look forward to working with her.”

Ms. Frizzley joins Weil from the New York office of Shearman & Sterling, where she was counsel. She has significant experience representing debtors, creditors, investors and acquirers of assets in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings domestically and in cross-border contexts. Her clients have included upper middle market distressed companies across various industry sectors, large institutional bank lenders and distressed funds. She also has represented various parties in connection with the purchase and sale of assets in non-distressed matters.Turnarounds & Workouts recognized Ms. Frizzley as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” for 2014.

“I look forward to working with such a brilliant team of lawyers to help our clients with their most challenging bankruptcy and restructuring needs,” said Ms. Frizzley.

About Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring Practice

Weil, a leading restructuring firm in the world, not only invented much of what is standard today, but has been involved in almost every type of consensual and litigated restructuring transaction in the United States since the 1970s. Weil has served as chief debtors’ counsel in five of the six largest U.S. bankruptcy filings in history and has represented clients in numerous complicated international insolvencies. Our experience extends to exchange offers, debt for equity swaps, pre-packaged and pre-arranged chapter 11 cases, as well as conventional chapter 11 reorganizations. Unlike most other large firms, Weil’s broad-based experience also includes numerous creditor representations, representations of purchasers and sellers of distressed assets, and substantial litigation.

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm's four departments, Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Litigation, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.