Rachel Albanese is a Restructuring partner in the New York Office.  Rachel is experienced in representing secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, equity holders, purchasers of distressed assets, and other parties in interest in a wide range of restructuring matters, including cases under chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code, out-of-court workouts and cross-border insolvency proceedings. 

Over the course of her career, Rachel has represented, among others:

  • Valeritas Holdings, Inc. in its chapter 11 case
  • Spyglass Media Group, LLC (f/k/a Lantern Entertainment LLC) in The Weinstein Company chapter 11 case
  • Fundacion Rafael Dondé in the Republic Metals chapter 11 case
  • Authentic Brands Group as stalking horse purchaser in In re Nine West Holdings, Inc.
  • the Employees Retirement System of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • certain potential purchasers in In re Toys "R" Us, Inc.
  • ad hoc groups of noteholders in In re Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, In re Inversiones Alsacia S.A., In re Eastman Kodak Co., In re Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., In re Rubicon REIT, In re Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., and In re Adelphia Communications Corp.
  • the official committees of unsecured creditors in In re Chassix Holdings, Inc. and In re SandRidge Energy, Inc.
  • Houlihan Lokey in In re Relativity Media, LLC
  • UMB Bank, N.A. in In re Residential Capital, LLC
  • the debtors in In re Metro Affiliates, Inc., In re Recycled Paper Greetings, Inc., and In re Loral Space & Communications Ltd.
  • the company in the out of court restructuring of CEVA Group Plc
  • the Joint Official Liquidators of Trikona Advisers Limited and Security Capital Ltd. in US proceedings
  • the purchaser of the sex.com domain name in In re Escom, LLC

* Certain of the above matters were handled by Ms. Albanese prior to her joining DLA Piper LLP (US).

Rachel is a contributing author of the Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise. She is also a co-chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers' (NAWL) Practice Area Affinity Group, Women in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, and a member of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and the American Bankruptcy Institute. After law school, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Penn Law's Journal of International Economic Law, Rachel clerked for Hon. John W. Bissell, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Rachel currently serves as Co-Hiring Partner of the New York office.