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Weil Represents AMR Corporation in Merger of American Airlines with US Airways and Emergence from Bankruptcy

AMR Corporation and US Airways Group announced today the completion of their merger to form American Airlines Group Inc. The closing of the transaction marks AMR’s exit from restructuring and with full recovery to American shareholders. Weil advised AMR, parent of American Airlines, in both the merger and chapter 11 proceeding.

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways will create a robust global network, with nearly 6,700 daily flights to more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The Weil team on the merger was led by Dallas Corporate partners Thomas Roberts and Glenn West, and the team on the company’s restructuring was led by New York Business Finance & Restructuring partner Stephen Karotkin. Mr. Karotkin was named one of Law360's Bankruptcy 2013 MVPs for his role in the historic bankruptcy.

Other members of the merger and restructuring teams included: Corporate partners Corey Chivers and Ted Waksman (both New York), and associates David Gail and Dilen Kumar (both Dallas) and Gavin Westerman, Ryan Taylor, Barbra Broudy, and Jessica Wang (all New York); Business Finance & Restructuring partners Alfredo Pérez (Houston) and Stephen Youngman (Dallas), and associates Sunny Singh, Kyle Ortiz, and Rich Mullen (all New York); Tax partner Stuart Goldring (New York), counsel Max Goodman (New York), and associate Ben Solaimani (New York); Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits associates Eric Schecter and Jennifer Britz (New York); Litigation partner Richard Rothman (New York) and associate Sandra Fusco (Dallas); and Securities Litigation partner Greg Danilow (New York).