Bankruptcy & Restructuring, and Litigation & Corporate Group
John Giampolo concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and related litigation and transactional matters. He has represented corporate debtors, trustees, secured lenders, hedge funds, buyers, sellers, bondholders, trade creditors and other parties in interest in connection with workouts, distressed debt restructurings, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, Section 363 asset sales, bankruptcy debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing, Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations, bankruptcy claims trading, claim objections, insolvency proceedings under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA), and related litigation in connection with middle market size bankruptcies and high profile matters such as the Mervyn’s bankruptcy, the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy, and the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) SIPA liquidation. John has prosecuted and defended numerous avoidance actions and other clawback actions in bankruptcies, receiverships, Ponzi scheme litigation, and other bankruptcy-related litigation. In addition to his bankruptcy experience, John has a unique combination of experience with other transactional and litigation matters and is significantly involved with the firm’s employment law group in representing clients in connection with negotiating employment, executive compensation and non-compete agreements and litigating employment disputes. John joined WMD in 2010 after having been an associate with the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group at Otterbourg P.C.
John received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2004, where he served on the Southwestern Law Journal and earned Exceptional Achievement Awards in Secured Transactions. John received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Villanova University in 2001.
John was named as a “Rising Star” in Bankruptcy: Business/Corporate in the Super LawyersNew York Metro Rising Stars list for 2014 published in Super Lawyers Magazine and in theSuper Lawyers supplement in the New York Times, a designation awarded to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the New York area.
ResCap Liquidating Trust Can Proceed Against Several Mortgage Loan Originators, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, April 1, 2015. Available here.
Panel Speaker for Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Business Bankruptcies: Practical Guide, The Knowledge Group, January 26, 2016. Available here.