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Gerald C. Bender
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Gerald C. Bender has more than 30 years of experience in financial restructuring, developing creative, cost effective solutions for clients looking to realize maximum recovery and value from difficult situations.

Gerry’s practice entails negotiating complicated, multi-party agreements as well as litigating complex bankruptcy and commercial disputes. He regularly represents companies that invest in or acquire debt or assets of troubled companies, such as private equity funds, hedge funds, and other control investors.

He typically advises these clients with respect to out-of-court reorganizations, plan-related acquisitions, section 363(b) sales and other distressed M&A transactions. He also represents unofficial and official creditors' committees, institutional investors, secured and unsecured creditors, and debtors in out of court restructurings and Chapter 11 cases.

Gerry works with clients in industries including aviation, automotive, broadcasting and cable, oil and gas, construction, gaming, health care, housing, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, retail, shipping, telecommunications, and textile.

Prior to joining CTSW Gerry was a partner at Dentons, O’Melveny & Myers, and Stroock.

Speaking, Media, and Publications

• Speaker, “Restructuring and Distressed Markets: What’s New?” Panel discussion of recent trends in the distress markets, including with respect to cross-border filings. 11th Annual Atlas Restructuring and Distressed Investing Forum, May 2019

• Co-author, "Scheme of Arrangement Confirming Nonconsensual Third-Party Releases Approved in Chapter 15s," ABI Law Journal, December 2018

• Co-Author, "Creditors' Committee Members Are Protected by the Barton Doctrine," Bloomberg BNA Bankruptcy Law Reporter, March 16, 2017

• Author, "Securities Law Issues Affecting Chapter 11 Reorganization," Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide

• Author, "Section 1122," Colliers on Bankruptcy, 15th Edition

• Author, "Seventh Circuit Takes the (River) Road Less Traveled, Creating a Circuit Split on the Issue of the Right to Credit Bid in a Sale Pursuant to a Chapter 11 Plan," The Journal of Bankruptcy Law Vol. 128, No. 10, 2011

• Speaker,  "Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Participation in Chapter 11 Cases," presented at the Joint Meeting of Bankruptcy Litigation and Creditor's Rights Committees of the American Bar Association, Annual Meeting of the ABA Section of Business Law, San Francisco, August 2008

• Speaker, "The Interplay between Repurchase Agreements and Other Financial Products and the Bankruptcy Code," presented at the Joint Meeting of the Bankruptcy Litigation and Creditor's Rights Committees of the American Bar Association, Annual Meeting of the ABA Section of the Business Law, Dallas, Texas, April 2007

• Author, "Best Practices for Corporate Restructuring," Aspatore Books, Inside the Minds Series, 2006

• Author, "Key Provisions Affecting Business Bankruptcy," Pratt’s Guide to the Bankruptcy and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, July 2005




Emory University School of Law, 1984, J.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
Moot Court Society

Binghamton University, B.A. 1981, English
New York
US Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Seventh Circuits
US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association
International Bar Association
AV Preeminent Attorney

Recognized by Super Lawyers for Bankruptcy, Business/Corporate, Securities and
Corporate Finance (2009, 2013-2019)
Related Practices:
Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy



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