Kelly DiBlasi is a senior associate in the Firm’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department.
Ms. DiBlasi’s practice focuses on debtors, creditors, and equity interest holders in all areas of domestic and international restructurings and crisis management, both in and out of court. Currently, Ms. DiBlasi is the lead associate representing Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC) as a creditor in the chapter 9 case of the City of Detroit. Previously, she worked on behalf of the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York, as Rehabilitator of FGIC. She has also been involved in representing Washington Mutual, Inc. (the parent holding company of Washington Mutual Bank, the subject of the largest bank failure in US history) in its chapter 11 case., J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC (as investor in certain funds and trusts that underwent a global restructuring), GE Capital Aviation Services (as aircraft creditor in several airlines’ chapter 11 cases), LandSource Communities Development LLC (as debtor), Credit Suisse (as creditor in multiple cases, including a CCAA proceeding in Montreal), and New World Pasta Company (as debtor).
Ms. DiBlasi also represents, on a pro bono basis, the N.Y. Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund, as well as several US military veterans seeking assistance with applying for disability benefits. Her pro bono work has also included assisting a non-profit entity in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
Ms. DiBlasi has served as a teacher’s assistant at Cardozo School of Law and Harvard Law School. She frequently presents at bankruptcy seminars and leads the new associate training program for the Business Finance & Restructuring Department. In addition, Ms. DiBlasi served on a firm task force focused on the Dodd-Frank financial legislation, specializing in that portion of the legislation dealing with resolution planning, and is a member of the Women@Weil Mentoring and Networking Subcommittee.