Amanda Pennington Prugh

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Amanda Pennington
Amanda Pennington Prugh is counsel in Weil’s Litigation Department and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation primarily arising in state and federal courts. Her practice includes claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, unfair competition, misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, and business fraud.

Amanda’s recent notable commercial litigation experience includes serving as a lead member of Weil teams that:

  • Represented Sheridan Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates in multiple cases in South Florida involving underpayment of healthcare claims.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a Texas state court action on behalf of former energy executives against their employer based on contract and fraud claims arising from vested performance share units.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a national retailer in a Texas state court action involving complicated contract issues under a commercial lease agreement.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a Texas state court action for an executive against his former employer for claims for breach of contract, tortious interference, negligent misrepresentation, and defamation.

Amanda also has served in principal roles on Weil teams representing debtors and creditors in contested litigation matters in domestic and international corporate restructurings, including:

  • Representing Sears Holdings, a prominent global retailer, in trial matters in its Southern District of New York chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including obtaining approval of a $5.2 billion sale of all or substantially all of its assets and defeating Section 507(b) surcharge claims of approximately $1 billion asserted by lienholders.
  • Representing CHC Group Ltd., a helicopter services company that provides transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms, in contested matters in its Northern District of Texas chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including approval of contested plan support/backstop agreements and confirmation.
  • Representing Kingfisher Midstream, LLC and its subsidiaries, a midstream oil and gas services business, in their Southern District of Texas chapter 11 cases, including approval of a $325 million Section 363 sale.
  • Representing Central Grocers, a Midwest grocery store chain, in a contested trial over the sale of an $85 million dollar distribution center as part of its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in Illinois.
  • Representing CTI Foods LLC and its affiliated debtors, a leading independent provider of custom food products for major chain restaurants in North America, in their chapter 11 cases involving liabilities in excess of $655 million.
  • Representing DAK Americas LLC, a subsidiary of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican public company, in connection with the Delaware chapter 11 cases of Mossi & Ghisolfi S.p.A and its subsidiaries.
  • Representing Azure Midstream Partners, a midstream energy company offering natural gas gathering & processing and crude oil logistics services, in connection with the confirmation of its chapter 11 liquidation plan to pay creditors by selling its assets. Following litigation brought by an equity committee, the plan was successfully confirmed in in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Representing J.Crew Group, Inc. and its debtor-affiliates, one of the nation’s premier clothing retailers with approximately $2 billion in funded debt and 13,000 employees, in their chapter 11 cases in Virginia.
  • Representing SpeedCast International Limited and its affiliates, a provider of remote communications and IT services, in their contested confirmation trial in the Southern District of Texas chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated debtors, a nationally recognized leader in family dining/entertainment with iconic brands Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza, in their chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas.

Amanda currently serves on the membership committee and Houston Board of the Texas General Counsel Forum, is a Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and is an active member of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association. Amanda was named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” list in 2020 and 2021, which recognizes up-and-coming attorneys who principally practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She also was selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers* in 2020-2021.

Amanda received her J.D. from The University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she graduated first in her class and was Assistant Managing Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review.

*Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service

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