Tristan received his J.D. from Columbia Law school, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his B.A., with Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to attending law school, Tristan served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, during which time he deployed to the Western Pacific and Middle East.
Tristan has been a member of teams representing clients in in-court restructurings and other matters, including:
- Fieldwood Energy, a Gulf of Mexico offshore energy exploration and production company, in connection with its second chapter 11 cases, involving approximately $1.8 billion in debt.
- Paragon Offshore PLC, an offshore drilling company, in its chapter 11 cases.