In this first episode in Sidley’s new Restructuring Podcast series, join us as for a conversation with our special guest The Honorable Harlin D. Hale (Ret.) and Thomas R. Califano, a partner on Sidley’s Restructuring team in New York. Judge Hale served on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas for almost 20 years, including a two-year term as chief judge. He presided over thousands of cases and authored over 160 opinions. Tom represents large private and public companies in distress in and out of court; buyers of distressed companies and significant creditor constituencies. His practice has a particular emphasis on company and buyer side representation, working with a variety of industries including healthcare, energy and financial services.