Overview

Nicole Greenblatt represents debtors, creditors, equity holders and investors in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings and special situation investments or acquisitions. Nicole has a broad range of experience across a number of industries and has represented clients in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters.

Described by clients as an “an exceptional attorney,” Nicole has been listed as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA in each of its 2014-2019 editions. In the 2019 edition, sources praised Nicole for being “very strong” and “very thoughtful,” adding that she “gets along really well with her clients.” Sources previously noted that Nicole “is effective at managing large cases,” has a “very practical way of looking at things,” is an “intelligent and effective practitioner” who is “passionate, smart, with the right balance of aggression and consensual deal-making ability” and “incredibly straightforward and very responsive.”  Nicole was also recognized in the 2017 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500 U.S., as a notable member of “one of the most pre-eminent law firms for US restructuring.”

Nicole was recently nominated by the International Financial Law Review for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Award. In 2018, Nicole was profiled in Crain’s New York inaugural list of the Best Women Attorneys in NYC. Law360 selected Nicole as its “MVP of the Year” for Bankruptcy in 2017. In 2016, Nicole was selected as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts, one of 12 individuals selected under the age of 40 for accomplishments in corporate restructuring. She was also selected by Law360 as one of nine Bankruptcy “Rising Stars for 2015” in its list of top attorneys under 40. In May 2014, the New York Times Magazine recognized Nicole as one of the New York metro area’s Outstanding Young Women Lawyers.

In 2018, the Turnaround Management Association recognized the successful restructuring of Caesars Operating Entertainment Co. Inc. with its “Mega Company Turnaround of the Year Award.” Nicole’s work for an ad hoc committee of noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Arcapita Bank was recognized by The American Lawyer as the 2014 Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency (Middle East). The Chapter 11 cases of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. and Tronox Incorporated, where Nicole acted as one of the lead restructuring partners, were both selected by Turnarounds & Workouts as two of the top ten “Successful Restructurings of 2010.” The Reader’s Digest was also recognized by the Global M&A Network as “Large Pre-Packaged Reorganization of the Year” at their Turnaround Atlas Awards in 2011. In 2011, Nicole was also selected as one of the top thirty nominees nationwide to participate in the inaugural Next Generation Program at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, designed to attract up-and-coming bankruptcy attorneys who will become the leaders of the next generation of practitioners.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

"Chapter 15 Denied - The Impact of 'Bear Stearns,'" The New York Law Journal, October 2007 (co-author)

"Mass Tort Chapter 11 Cases" chapter in Weil, Gotshal & Manges Reorganizing Failing Businesses (updated in 2006) (co-author)

"District Court Addresses Parameters of Section 1146 of the Bankruptcy Code," Weil, Gotshal & Manges Bankruptcy Bulletin, June 2006; re-published in Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, December 2006

"Ninth Circuit Declines to Determine Whether Creditors' Motivation is Relevant to Court's Consideration of Creditors' Request for a Substantial Contribution Award," Weil, Gotshal & Manges Bankruptcy Bulletin, October 2004

Seminars

“Corporate Governance in Distress Situations,” American Bankruptcy Institute 11th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference, Panelist, May 22, 2019

Momentive Aftermath,” American Bankruptcy Institute 10th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference, Panelist, May 24, 2018

"Turnaround and Distressed," Columbia Business School 19th Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, Panelist, February 15, 2013

"Advising Distressed Businesses and Business Bankruptcy Cases," New York State Bar Association, Speaker, December 13, 2012

"Reader's Digest Case Study: Completing a Multi-National Restructuring through the Crest and Trough of the Global Credit Crisis," The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Fifth Annual Distressed Investing and Restructuring Conference, Panelist, April 15, 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

New York City Bar Association

  • Bankruptcy Committee

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York

Courts

  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2002
    Order of the Coif
  • University of MichiganB.B.A., Economicswith Distinction1999