Mr. Bostel received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a J.D. from Boston College. He served as teaching assistant for a business reorganization seminar at Cardozo Law School and is a regular contributor to the Weil Bankruptcy Blog. Mr. Bostel has been recognized for his pro bono efforts, including for his role in representing the N.Y. Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund.
Mr. Bostel has been a member of teams representing various parties in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:
- PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States and the largest utility company in the State of California, in their chapter 11 cases. PG&E has approximately 16,000,000 customers, 24,000 employees and estimated liabilities (including contingent and disputed liabilities) in excess of $50 billion.
- Catalina Marketing Corporation, a digital media marketing company, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases with liabilities in excess of $1.8 billion.
- Westinghouse Electric Company, a globally recognized nuclear power company, in its chapter 11 cases.
- Angelica, in its healthcare-related chapter 11 case.
- CHC Group Ltd., a global helicopter service provider to offshore oilfield producers, operating on six continents with more than 220 aircrafts, in their chapter 11 cases, involving liabilities in excess of 1.5 billion.
- SIGA Technologies, in its healthcare-related chapter 11 case.
- American Airlines, in its chapter 11 case which resulted in unprecedented returns to creditors and American’s existing shareholders.
- Daffy’s, in its retail-related chapter 11 case.
Lenders/Financial Institutions/Other Parties Experience:
- The Export Import Bank of China, in seeking dismissal of the Baha Mar chapter 11 cases.