KERRIANN S. MILLS is a partner in the Chicago office and practices in the Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy group. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of restructuring and insolvency-related matters, including the representation of debtors and secured lenders in complex chapter 11 proceedings. Ms. Mills’ representative public engagements include:
- Lee Enterprises, Incorporated: Representation of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a newspaper publisher and media company, and its affiliated debtors in their prepackaged chapter 11 proceedings, involving the consensual restructuring of over $1 billion in secured debt.
- Neenah Enterprises, Incorporated: Representation of Neenah Enterprises, Incorporated, an independent foundry company and supplier of castings to domestic municipal and industrial markets, and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 proceedings, resulting in a debt reduction of over $270 million.
- Tribune Company: Representation of Tribune Company, a media and entertainment company, and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 proceedings, involving approximately $13 billion in total funded debt.
- Pliant Corporation: Representation of Pliant Corporation, a manufacturer of value-added films and flexible packaging, and its affiliated debtors in their 2006 and 2009 chapter 11 proceedings, involving in excess of $1.2 billion and $1.0 billion of indebtedness, respectively.
- Hilex Poly Co. LLC: Representation of Hilex Poly Co. LLC, a manufacturer of plastic bags, and its affiliated debtor in their prepackaged chapter 11 proceedings.
- Communications Corporation of America: Representation of senior lender syndicate in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings of Communications Corporation of America and its affiliated debtors.
- Adelphia Communications Corporation: Representation of noteholder group in connection with the chapter 11 proceedings of Adelphia Communications Corporation and its affiliated debtors.
- Federal-Mogul Corporation: Representation of Federal-Mogul Corporation, a manufacturer of vehicle parts for OEMs and after-market customers in certain markets, and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 proceedings, involving the restructuring of funded debt in excess of $4 billion, asbestos liabilities estimated in excess of $9 billion and U.K. pension liabilities estimated by U.K. pension authorities to be in excess of $2 billion.