Ms. Labovitz has extensive experience advising a range of clients, including private equity firms, fund investors and portfolio companies, in complex corporate restructurings and transactions, representing debtors and creditors in and out of bankruptcy and in cross-border insolvencies across multiple jurisdictions. She was named “Best in Insolvency & Restructuring” by Euromoney Legal Media Group at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2018 and was selected as Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyerin 2015. She received Turnaround Management Association’s “Transaction of the Year: Pro Bono Award” for leading Big Apple Circus’ restructuring and acquisition by Compass Partners. She also received Turnaround Management Association’s 2016 “Transaction of the Year: Large Company Award” for her role in advising Altegrity in its Chapter 11 proceedings and successful restructuring of more than $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness. Ms. Labovitz is ranked as a leading restructuring lawyer by Chambers USA, where clients say “she is very calm, provides excellent business advice, knows the Bankruptcy Code inside and out, and keeps what is always a contentious crowd level-headed and on the right path.” She is also recognized as a leading restructuring lawyer by The Legal 500 US, where she has been described as an “excellent advocate and deal doer,” and was recognized in each of 2014 and 2015 by Turnarounds & Workoutsin their annual list of twelve Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers in the United States. Ms. Labovitz is listed as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000and was named “MVP” for 2015 by Law360for her exceptional work in restructuring.
Ms. Labovitz is a member of the Turnarounds & Workouts Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, INSOL International and the Global Restructuring Revieweditorial board.
Ms. Labovitz joined the firm in 2011 from a leading international law firm, where she was a senior partner in the firm’s Restructuring Group. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1996 and her B.A. magna cum laudefrom Columbia College, Columbia University in 1992.