Lauren Tauro is an associate in the Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office. Lauren’s practice covers domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and distressed financings and acquisitions. Her experience includes advising debtors in in-court restructurings across a broad range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, and retail.
Lauren received her J.D., magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.A. from Fordham University.
Lauren has played a role on a number of teams advising:
- CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated debtors, an American franchisee company with iconic brands Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza with locations across 47 states and 16 foreign countries and territories, in their chapter 11 cases.
- Chisholm Oil and Gas Operating, LLC, and its affiliates, an exploration and production company focused on acquiring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas assets in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma, in their chapter 11 cases.
- Kingfisher Midstream, LLC and its subsidiaries, a midstream oil and gas services business with substantial gas processing, crude oil gathering and storage, and produced water gathering and disposal assets in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma, in their chapter 11 cases, which are jointly administered with the chapter 11 cases of Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
- Halcón Resources Corporation and its subsidiaries, an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore oil and natural gas assets, in their second prepackaged chapter 11 cases with liabilities in excess of $850 million.
- CTI Foods, LLC and its affiliates, a leading independent provider of custom food solutions to major chain restaurants in North America, in their prepackaged chapter 11 cases with liabilities in excess of $655 million.
- Takata Corporation, a Japan-based automotive parts supplier subject to massive mass tort liabilities and other creditor claims, in its global restructuring, including the chapter 11 cases of its U.S. and Mexican entities and the ultimate $1.6 billion sale to Key Safety Systems.
- Halcón Resources Corporation and certain of its affiliates, an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore oil and natural gas assets, in their first prepackaged chapter 11 cases with liabilities in excess of $2.89 billion and a reduction in debt of $1.8 billion.
- Aéropostale, Inc. and its subsidiaries, an international retail clothing company, in connection with their chapter 11 cases and their related proceeding under Canada’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
- Universal Towers Construction, Inc., in connection with the representation of Monarch Alternative Capital in its acquisition of the Orlando Crowne Plaza hotel through the section 363 asset sale in the chapter 11 case of Universal Towers Construction, Inc.
- Unit Corporation, in connection with the representation of an ad hoc group of bondholders in the chapter 11 cases of Unit Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.
- General Electric Company in connection with various representations, including, as owner, prepetition lender, and provider of debtor in possession financing in the chapter 11 case of WMC Mortgage, LLC, a residential mortgage originator.