For more than 20 years, Rob Dehney’s practice has focused on corporate restructuring and counseling including representation of boards of directors and committees. A former law clerk to the Honorable Prudence Beatty of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and formerly with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City, Rob has spearheaded the growth and success of the Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group—top-tier rated by Chambers USA, regarded by the Daily Bankruptcy Review as one of the most prolific restructuring and reorganizing practices in the United States, and 2012, 2010 and 2009 winner of Turnaround Atlas Awards and 2009 recipient of M&A Advisor U.S. Middle-Market Financing Award.
Rob’s substantial experience extends to representations of debtors and creditors in all facets of pre- and post-Chapter 11 filings that include out-of-court reorganization and restructuring, acquisitions and complex lending arrangements. He also provides corporate governance, fiduciary duty and strategic advice to boards of directors, special committees and executives. He regularly works with inside and outside counsel, turnaround professionals, crisis management firms, investment and non-investment bank professionals, and DIP and exit financing lenders.
Rob’s representative engagements span diverse industry segments that include health companies, retail, airline, housing, steel manufacturing, insurance, mortgage brokerage and consumer finance. He has worked on behalf of such companies as Security National Properties Funding III, LLC, RG Steel LLC, Maine Today Media, Trico Marine Services, Inc., and served as special counsel to DBSD North America, Inc. Representative engagements for board of directors/special committees and/or individual members on insolvency related matters include Pinnacle Airlines Corp., Riverstone Networks, Inc., Williams Communication, AOL Latin America Xybernaut Corporation and P&F Industries, Inc. Representative matters on behalf of other parties include the official equity committees in Syms Corp./Filenes Basement and Owens Corning Corporation, and ad hoc committees in NewPage Corporation, Bicent Power LLC, and Evergreen Solar, Inc.
A frequent speaker before business and professional audiences, Rob has addressed attendees at The Distressed Debt Conference, the Distressed Retail Summit: Turnarounds, Restructurings, Bankruptcies & Distressed Investing Conference, New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Conference, iiBIG’s Alternative Investment All-Star Forum, Distressed M&A and Investments Summit, VALCON and at conferences coordinated by the ABI Journal, the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Global Restructuring Practice, and The Journal of Private Equity.
Rob has been ranked Band 1 among Delaware bankruptcy/restructuring attorneys by Chambers USA, listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013, and selected for inclusion in Delaware Super Lawyers.