She focuses on in and out of court restructuring, interim management and operational turnarounds. Her primary areas of expertise include cash flow forecasting, business plan review and development, creditor negotiations, debt restructurings, preparing and operating companies through the Chapter 11 process, asset dispositions, liquidations and wind-downs. With more than 12 years of restructuring experience, Ms. Lee has worked with distressed and non-distressed companies across a wide range of industries including retail, oil & gas, coal mining, publishing, not-for-profit education, financial services and healthcare.
Most recently, Ms. Lee advised Nine West Holdings, Inc., a leading designer, wholesaler and brand licensor of denim, women’s apparel and jewelry, with annual revenues of $1.0 billion. It filed for bankruptcy protection in April 2018 and a plan of reorganization was confirmed in February 2019. She led multiple workstreams which included business plan development, cash management, credit agreement negotiations, DIP and exit financing diligence and overall management of the Chapter 11 process.
Previously, Ms. Lee served in an interim management capacity for Penn Virginia Corporation, one of the largest oil and natural gas drillers in Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale, with annual revenue of $400 million. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2016 and emerged in September 2016. For the firm’s efforts related to Penn Virginia, A&M was awarded “Transaction of the Year – Mid-Size Company.” Ms. Lee’s other notable assignments include Patriot Coal, Cengage Learning, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., New York City Department of Education, Antioch College and Sound Shore Medical Center.
Ms. Lee earned a dual bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from Rutgers University.