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Darren S. Klein

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
450 Lexington Avenue ,
New York, 10017
New York, USA

T. 212 450 4725


Mr. Klein is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group. He has substantial experience on a wide range of restructurings and bankruptcies, in and out of court.

Practice Areas
• Insolvency and Restructuring
• Credit
• International and Cross-Border Insolvency

• A leading financial institution in connection with the settlement of its swaps-related settlement with the City of Detroit
• The agent for, and lender under, the approximately $3.9 billion pre-petition senior secured credit facility in the Chapter 11 cases of Cengage Learning, Inc. and certain of its affiliates
• Patriot Coal and its affiliates in connection with their Chapter 11 cases
• Pinnacle Airlines and its affiliates in connection with their Chapter 11 cases
• Joint administrators and liquidators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and its U.K. Lehman affiliates, including in connection with the tens of billions of dollars of claims that such companies have against Lehman’s U.S. entities
• Tesco PLC in connection with the sale of its Fresh & Easy subsidiaries under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
• The agent and arranger in connection with a $500 million debtor-in-possession financing for Exide Technologies in Exide’s Chapter 11 case
• Counsel to the agent and arranger in connection with a $600 million debtor-in-possession financing for NewPage Corporation in NewPage’s Chapter 11 cases
• The agent and arranger in connection with $145 million exit financing for School Specialty, Inc.
• Strategic Growth Bancorp in connection with its acquisition and recapitalization of Mile High Banks through a Chapter 11 filing of Mile High’s parent bank holding company
• Chapter 11 debtors in Select Staffing; American Suzuki Motor Corporation; Ultura (Oceanside); CyberDefender; Gordian Medical (dba American Medical Technologies); Arlie & Company; Victor Valley Community Hospital; Heller Ehrman LLP; Z Gallerie; S&B Surgery Center; New Century Financial
• Creditors' committees in Naartjie Custom Kids; Adair County Hospital District; IPC International; Residential Capital; San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care Corporation; SSI Group Holding Corp. (Grandy's and Souper Salad restaurant chains); Pure Beauty Salons & Boutiques; Circuit City; Hawaii Medical Center
• Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in Georges Marciano; Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport; Galleria USA

• A.B., Economics and Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1999
• M.A., University of Michigan School of Business, 2000
• J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007
Business Editor, Harvard Negotiation Law Review

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