Helena Tseregounis represents clients in all aspects of domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations and restructurings.

Ms. Tseregounis guides companies, creditors, buyers, creditors’ committees, and other interested parties across the insolvency life cycle, including:

  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Distressed asset acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy-related litigation
  • Out-of-court restructurings

Ms. Tseregounis also regularly advises companies on successful strategies to address mass tort and legacy liabilities including those relating to asbestos, environmental, and product liabilities, and has represented clients in numerous mass tort bankruptcies.

She develops trusted relationships with her corporate clients and helps them navigate their most business-critical issues with a calm, methodological approach.

Active in promoting women’s advancement in the legal industry, Ms. Tseregounis spearheaded a program in the Los Angeles office that provided mentorship to women associates with a focus on career development and attorney retention. She is also a former Co-Chair of Los Angeles Women Lawyers Group and a former member of the Los Angeles Pro Bono Committee.

While in law school, Ms. Tseregounis was involved with the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic and externed for Judge Robert E. Gordon, Appellate Court of Illinois.

 Ms. Tseregounis’ experience includes advising:

Company-Side Representations

  • Global Eagle Entertainment, a media services and satellite connectivity provider to the transportation industry, in its chapter 11 proceeding, resulting in a successful section 363 sale
  • Paddock Enterprises, an affiliate of public company O-I Glass, in its chapter 11 proceeding to resolve its legacy asbestos liabilities
  • Imerys Talc America, a talc mining company with North American operations, in chapter 11 proceedings to manage personal injury litigation and pursue a section 524(g)/105(a) channeling injunction, resulting in a successful section 363 sale
  • Key Energy Services, a publicly traded, onshore well services company, in its prepackaged chapter 11 proceeding, resulting in a successful reorganization of the company’s funded debt*
  • The Flintkote Company, a manufacturing company, in a chapter 11 proceeding that resulted in a section 524(g) channeling injunction and the formation of a trust to administer the company’s asbestos-related liabilities*

Creditors and Equity Holders

  • GSO Capital Partners, as second-lien lender and plan sponsor, in Legacy Resources chapter 11 cases
  • Honda North America in Takata’s bankruptcy cases, resulting in an unprecedented channeling injunction to resolve present and future personal injury claims*
  • Municipal bond insurers in the chapter 9 reorganizations of the cities of Detroit and Stockton*
  • The unsecured creditors’ committee in Metropolitan Automotive Warehouse’s chapter 11 proceedings, which resulted in the successful 363 sale of the debtors’ assets as a going concern*
  • MGM Resorts International and affiliates in the chapter 11 cases of developers of The Signature Towers at MGM Grand, which resolved and settled multidistrict securities and fraud litigation brought by investors*
  • AT&T, as an unsecured creditor, in chapter 9 and chapter 11 cases*

Distressed M&A

  • Stuff Media in the sale of certain assets to iHeart Media, a debtor in chapter 11 proceedings
  • A debtor-in-possession lender, stalking horse, and purchaser in the 363 sale of chapter 11 debtor Coda Holdings’ automotive assets*
  • The potential purchaser of Freedom Communications’ media and newspaper assets in Freedom’s chapter 11 restructuring*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2012
    with honors
  • BA in English Literature & Business, Indiana University, 2009
    Phi Beta Kappa, Founder's Scholar

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek