Anupama Yerramalli represents debtors, official and ad hoc committees, bondholders, lenders, and other creditors and investors in some of the market’s most complex and multifaceted bankruptcies and restructurings, both in and out of court.

A solution-driven and creative problem solver, Ms. Yerramalli advises constituents across the capital structure, on matters throughout every stage of a restructuring. Her practice encompasses a range of bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and other distressed situations, with a particular focus on company-side representations.

She regularly counsels leading domestic and multinational corporations across major industries, including healthcare, shipping, telecommunications, energy, manufacturing, and retail. She draws on her broad corporate governance and liability management experience to help companies navigate a variety of sensitive issues that arise in connection with high-stakes insolvency matters.

Ms. Yerramalli complements her company-side practice with her experience representing creditors, including banks, special situation lenders, and asset acquirers. An effective consensus builder, she helps bridge the diverse interests of various parties while enabling clients to achieve their business objectives.

Ms. Yerramalli frequently writes and speaks on restructuring topics. Her work includes serving as the coordinating editor for the ABI Journal’s diversity and inclusion column and previously co-authoring the ABI Journal’s Benchnotes column.

Ms. Yerramalli currently serves as a Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee New York Co-Chair, a member of the Junior Advisory Board of Her Justice, a member of the Associate Board of Reading Partners New York, and a member of the board of the Young Professionals Mentoring Program, where she had served as a mentor for a decade.

Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Yerramalli clerked for United States Bankruptcy Judge Donald H. Streckroth of the District of New Jersey.

Accolades

  • Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers New York Metro Top Women 2012-2020
  • Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers New York Super Lawyers 2013-2021
  • Law360 Rising Star 2018
  • ABI 40 Under 40 Honoree 2017
  • M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award 2017
  • Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars 2011-2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Facilitator and Advisory Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Views from the Bench, “Confirmation: The Rest of the Story” (September 23, 2021)
  • Speaker, District of Guam’s Virtual Bankruptcy Seminar Series (September 24, 2020)
  • Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Winter Leadership Conference: Current Issues Facing Unsecured Creditors’ Committees (December 07, 2018)
  • Advisory Board Member and Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program: The Ins and Outs of Plan Solicitation (November 6, 2018)
  • Speaker, 2018 NCBJ Conference: Mission Critical – Know How to Close Before Starting the Surgery (October 30, 2018)
  • Speaker, IWIRC’s 25th Annual Fall International Conference: Being on a Board Without Getting Nailed - The Ins and Outs of Board Membership (October 28, 2018)
  • Moderator, American Bankruptcy Institute Capital Connection 36th Annual Spring Meeting: Rights Offering Introduction and Overview (April 20, 2018)

Ms. Yerramalli’s experience includes advising:

Company Representations
  • Lumileds Holding B.V. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and restructuring more than US$1.7 billion of their funded debt
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a branded and generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in its pre-arranged chapter 11 cases
  • Libbey Glass, a leader in glass production, in its chapter 11 cases
  • The independent director of VER Technologies, one of the largest suppliers of rental production equipment and solutions, in connection with an investigation into potential claims and causes of actions arising out of the leveraged buyout*
  • Independent directors of Southcross Holdings, a Dallas-based energy company, in a comprehensive review of potential allegations against the company and its sponsors raised by certain equity holders that resulted in a consensual prepackaged chapter 11 plan*
  • The former holding companies for Targus, a global leader in mobile device and accessories solutions, in a prepackaged chapter 11 case and the operating companies in an out-of-court restructuring*
  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, a large acute-care hospital and medical center, in its out-of-court financial and operational restructuring*
  • Genco Shipping & Trading, an international dry bulk shipping company, in the restructuring of US$1.4 billion of debt through a prepackaged chapter 11 case*
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a New York City healthcare system, in its complex chapter 11 cases, including the sale of the historic Greenwich Village campus*
Creditor Representations
  • Barclays Bank plc, as debtor in possession term loan financing agent and prepetition term loan administrative agent in McDermott International
  • An ad hoc group of first lien lenders and bondholders of Westmoreland Coal Company, a leading North American coal producer, in connection with the company’s chapter 11 case*
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy of Bristow Group, a leading oil and gas and search and rescue helicopter service provider*
  • Subaru Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation in the global restructuring of Takata, a Japanese automotive parts company, and its affiliates in connection with the largest automotive recall in history*
  • Hildene Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm, as the acquirer of Scottish Holdings and its reinsurance affiliates in their chapter 11 cases*
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy of CHC Group Limited, the largest commercial helicopter service provider primarily servicing the oil and gas industry*
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy of NII Holdings, a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • JD, St. John's University School of Law, 2007
  • BA in Economics & History, University of Pennsylvania, 2002