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Dania Slim

Board of Directors

Dania Slim helps clients maximize value by using her bankruptcy, litigation and corporate skills in both in- and out-of-court restructurings. Dania is also the co-leader of Pillsbury’s Attorneys of Color Network.

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 and a 2020 American Bankruptcy Institute “40 under 40” Emerging Leader, Dania represents debtors, creditors and other parties in interest (including asset purchasers)

in bankruptcy cases across a broad range of industries. A significant portion of her practice also focuses on  Latin America, combining her legal skills with her native Spanish-speaking ability to help bridge language and cultural barriers with the firm’s Latin American clients.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Represent, as U.S. counsel, the business recovery professionals of Comair Limited, a South African airline, in its chapter 15 case and South African business rescue proceedings. (In re Comair Limited (In Business Rescue)).

  • Representing various aircraft counterparties in the chapter 11 bankruptcies of Avianca Holdings S.A., LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (Latin America’s largest air carrier) and Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico’s second-largest airline) pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of NewYork after the Coronavirus pandemic grounded flights around the world.

  • Represented various creditors in Westinghouse Electric Company’s bankruptcy, including Fluor Corporation in a complex contractual dispute over its more than $300 million claim, making it one of the largest unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy case.

  • Represented multiple creditors in the joint chapter 11 bankruptcy of California utility, PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation, which involved estimated liabilities of more than $50 billion.

  • Represented debtor Condominium Association of the Lynnhill Condominium in its fourth chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, successfully confirming a chapter 11 plan 49 days after the commencement of the case after three prior bankruptcy cases failed.

  • This work was recognized by Global M&A Network at its 10th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards as the winner of the Americas Restructuring – Small Market award and at the 13th Annual M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards in the Restructuring of the Year ($10 million - $25 million) category for the team’s work on an extraordinarily complex chapter 11 restructuring for the Lynnhill Condominium Association.

  • Represented Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (VCLF) in the $860 million acquisition of bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.’s assets. Awarded the Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $1B) at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for their representation of VCLF in this acquisition.

  • Represented debtor Specialty Hospital of Washington LLC and its affiliates, who owned and operated two long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, in their chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia.

  • Assisted secured creditor, BWF Private Loan Fund LLC, confirm competing chapter 11 plan and sell substantially all of the debtor’s assets to achieve full payment of its secured claim.