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Gerard Cicero is an associate in Brown Rudnick's Restructuring Group. He represents debtors, bondholders, foreign representatives, and official and ad hoc committees of creditors and equity interest holders in both Chapter 11 and 15 cases.
Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Gerard served as an intern in the Employment Litigation Department at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. While there, he assisted in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements on behalf of state agencies and prepared the Attorney General’s office for trial on other matters. Gerard also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Linda R. Feinberg A.J.S.C. of the Superior Court, Mercer Vicinage, New Jersey. In law school, Gerard was an editor for the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy.
Purdue Pharmaceuticals: Representation of the Ad Hoc Committee of consenting Governmental & Other Contingent Litigation Claimants in the bankruptcy cases of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, In re Purdue Pharma, L.P., proceeding before Judge Robert Drain in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Ad Hoc Committee”). The Ad Hoc Group is comprised of: (i) 10 States, through their Attorneys General; (ii) 6 political subdivisions of States; (iii) one federally recognized American Indian Tribe; and the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multi-district litigation captioned In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, Case No. 17-md-02804, MDL No. 2804 (N.D. Ohio) (the “PEC” and the “Opioid MDL”). The PEC is representative of the interests of thousands of cities, counties, American Indian Tribes, hospitals, third-party payors, and other private payors. The Ad Hoc Committee negotiated the settlement framework with Purdue and its shareholders (the Sacklers) that is the proposed basis for a consensual plan in the bankruptcy.
Insys Therapeutics: Representation of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the multi-district litigation captioned In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, Case No. 17-md-02804, MDL No. 2804 (N.D. Ohio) (the “PEC” and the “Opioid MDL”) in the bankruptcy cases of Insys Therapeutics, In re Insys Therapeutics, Inc., before Judge Kevin Gross in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Insys manufactured a sublingual fentanyl spray and was subject to approximately 1,000 lawsuits brought by among others, cities, counties and American Indian Tribes in the Opioid MDL. As counsel to the PEC, David negotiated, alongside representatives from certain States’ Attorneys Generals’ offices, a consensual Settlement Plan for the benefit of all plaintiffs in the Opioid MDL, including cities, counties, and American Indian Tribes.
EXCO Resources, Inc.: Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Exco Resources, Inc. and its affiliates, a large public oil and gas company based in Houston, Texas with over 1.2 billion in funded indebtedness
Implant Sciences Corp.: Representation of the Official Equity Committee and post-confirmation Liquidating Trustee in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Implant Sciences Corp. and its affiliates, a Massachusettes-based public company involved in the domestic security and explosives trace detection market
Chellino Crane, Inc.: Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for one of the largest crane companies in the Midwest, which specialized in servicing refineries, power and chemical plants. This representation involved overseeing a Section 363 sale of all of the Debtors’ assets and investigating and pursuing causes of action on behalf of the Debtors’ estates
Peabody Energy: Representation of successor indenture trustee for second lien notes in the largest private coal company bankruptcy
Arch Coal: Representation of successor indenture trustee for second lien notes in the Chapter 11 proceeding of one of the U.S.’s largest coal producers
Mt. Gox Co., Ltd.: Representing the Japanese Bankruptcy Trustee of the failed global Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which had been the world’s largest exchange for this digital currency, in connection with the company’s Chapter 15 case in Bankruptcy Court in Texas and related litigation in the United States
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP: Representation of the post-confirmation Liquidation Trust in the largest law firm bankruptcy case in United States history
New York University School of Law – J.D., 2015
Cornell University – B.A., 2012
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