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Andrew G. Dietderich


Andrew G. Dietderich

New York +1-212-558-3830+1-212-558-3830 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Andy Dietderich is co-head of S&C’s Global Finance & Restructuring Group. Andy’s practice focuses on questions of international corporate group structure and the legal challenges faced by companies and their stakeholders during periods of change or financial distress. Andy started S&C’s corporate restructuring practice in 2009 and he has represented debtors, strategic partners and proactive creditors in some of the largest and most challenging corporate chapter 11 cases in U.S. history. Today, Andy combines an active chapter 11 restructuring practice with regular representation of healthy and solvent corporate groups considering liability management, balance sheet optimization, asset allocation, spin-offs, carve-outs and other strategic initiatives.  

Andy grew up in the Pacific Northwest (Zig Zag, Oregon) and now lives in Brooklyn. He has spent his entire career at S&C, joining in 1996 and practicing as both a finance and M&A partner before starting the Firm’s corporate bankruptcy practice in 2009. Andy is an alumnus of Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude 1995) and Harvard College (A.B. magna cum laude 1991) and clerked for Judge Danny Boggs on the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisville, Kentucky.


Selected Restructuring Matters
  • Garrett Motion Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceeding and global reorganization
  • LSC Communications Inc. in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • California Resources Corporation in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • White Star Petroleum in its Chapter 11 reorganization and sale
  • Ascent Resources in its prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Eastman Kodak in its Chapter 11 proceeding and global reorganization 
  • American Energy Partners in its its out-of-court liability management activities
  • Primorsk International Shipping in its Chapter 11 reorganization and sale
  • Pacific Drilling in its out-of-court liability management activities and Chapter 11 filing
  • PMI Group in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Pershing Square and Fairholme Funds as sponsors of the reorganization of General Growth Properties
  • QCP, a public REIT, in the arranged chapter 11 sale of its primary tenant, HCR ManorCare
  • TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global in their extraction from the Chapter 11 liquidation of their controlling parent, SunEdison
  • Fiat in the Chapter 11 purchase of Chrysler
  • Chrysler in the Chapter 11 restructurings of Takata and various other important suppliers
  • Philips in the Chapter 11 reorganization of Gibson Brands
  • Ares Management and Teachers’ Private Capital as sponsors of the reorganization of Simmons
  • The official committee of creditors of Energy Future Holdings 
  • Lion Capital in its acquisition of John Varvatos Enterprises 
  • Bank lenders in the global reorganizations of Abengoa, CHC Group and other debtors
  • CIT Group as corporate counsel in its prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization‚Äč

Selected Special Situation and Other Matters

  • Fairholme Capital Management in its investment in The St. Joe Company and related proxy contest
  • Various buyers and sellers in negotiated M&A transactions, including the LBO of Bell Canada Inc. (Canada), the LBO of GMACCH (U.S.), and strategic investments in Telefónica S.A. (Argentina), (Brazil) and Gener (Chile) 
  • Buyers, sellers, lenders and hedge providers in acquisition financings of all types, including the LBO financings for Harrah’s, Hertz, Neiman Marcus, Transmontaigne, Berry Plastics, Natural Gas Partners, Northeast Utilities and Vornado’s bid for Equity Office Properties
  • ‚ÄčLenders, sponsors or project companies in large project financings, including the runner-up bid for the Pennsylvania Turnpike (U.S.); the new Meadowlands Stadium for the New York Giants (U.S.); the Alaska natural gas pipeline (U.S. and Canada); the Bulyanhulu gold mine (Tanzania); the Intersur toll road (Peru); the Veladero gold mine (Argentina); the Merey Sweeny coker project (U.S.); the Cantarell nitrogen injection project (Mexico); the Camisea pipeline (Peru); the EVM and Cabiunas financings (Brazil); and the El Abra copper mine (Chile)
  • The providers and users of rate, currency, commodity and weather derivatives in the context of acquisition financings or restructurings, including JPMorgan, HSBC, J. Aron, Barclays, Merrill Lynch and numerous industrial companies

Recent Recognitions
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – recognized in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business – recognized in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Law360 MVP – Bankruptcy (2011 for General Growth Partners, 2013 for Kodak, 2017 for SunEdison Inc.)
  • Turnarounds & Workouts – recognized as an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015) 
  • The Legal 500, United States – recognized in Global Offerings (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and Corporate Restructuring (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • IFLR1000 Highly Regarded (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers (2006, 2007)
  • The Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America (2009-2010)
  • The Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America – “The 500 Better Than the Best” (finalist, 2007)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)