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Weil Shortlisted for Twelve IFLR1000 US Awards in 2020

Morgan Bale, Ray Schrock, Douglas Urquhart
Weil has been shortlisted for twelve awards by IFLR1000 for its inaugural United States Awards. The awards recognize “the most innovative U.S. deals and the best-performing law firms and lawyers across the states in 2019.”

Weil is shortlisted for the following practice group and individual awards:

  • Team of the Year: Banking and Finance
  • Team of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Lawyer of the Year: Banking and Finance – Douglas Urquhart, Head of Weil's U.S. Banking & Finance practice
  • Lawyer of the Year: Banking and Finance – Weil Banking & Finance partner Morgan Bale
  • Lawyer of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency – Ray C. Schrock, P.C., Co-Chair of Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department

Weil is also shortlisted for its work on the following deals:

Deal of the Year: Banking and Finance

  • Ditech Holding Corporation’s $1.9 billion debtor-in-possession financing
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s $21.8 billion bridge financing
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s $5.5 billion debtor-in-possession financing

Deal of the Year: Mergers & Acquisitions

  • DowDuPont Inc.’s three-way spin-off

Deal of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Energy Future Holdings’ chapter 11 restructuring
  • iHeart Media’s chapter 11 restructuring
  • Sears Holdings Corporation’s chapter 11 restructuring

The shortlists are based on IFLR1000’s extensive research, consisting of hundreds of submissions, client endorsements and interviews with attorneys industrywide. The award winners will be announced on September 16, 2020.

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