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Robinson B. Lacy

Senior Counsel

Robinson B. Lacy

Senior Counsel
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Robinson Lacy has handled a wide range of civil trials and appeals, arbitrations, and adversary proceedings, contested matters and creditor representations in bankruptcy.

He has represented creditors and other parties in interest in bankruptcy cases including Bank of New England Corp., Bernard C. Madoff Investment Securities, Bradlees, Charter Oil, Delphi, Eastern Air Lines, Enron, Federated Department Stores, Kaiser Steel Corp., Lehman Brothers, Loral Space & Communications, Orion Refining, Specialty Products Holding Corp., and Trans World Airlines.

His experience also includes advising on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, financial products and debt restructurings.

Mr. Lacy was a member of the Law Review at Harvard Law School where he also served as a research assistant to Professor Louis Loss. He served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Milton Pollack and Chief Justice Warren Burger.

Professional Activities & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association – Member
  • New York State Bar Association – Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute – Member


  • Representing The Clearing House Association, L.L.C. in obtaining an injunction prohibiting the New York Attorney General from conducting an investigation of national banks in violation of the National Bank Act, and in the pending appeal from that injunction.
  • Representing a major financial institution in a tax refund action that has been designated by the IRS to establish the tax treatment of so-called lease-in/lease-out transactions.
  • Representing a major financial institution in the defense of Enron’s adversary proceeding to recover payments made pursuant to equity forward and swap agreements, including a leading role in the coordinated discovery relating to Enron’s financial condition by the defendants in all of Enron’s avoidance proceedings.
  • Represented the principal secured creditor of Primestone Investment Partners L.P. in obtaining the dismissal of Primestone’s bankruptcy case; the affirmance of that dismissal by the District Court; the lifting of the stay pending appeal and subsequent dismissal of the appeal as moot in the Third Circuit; the conduct of the foreclosure sale of Primestone’s controlling interest in a REIT; a successful motion for summary judgment rejecting Primestone’s challenges to the commercial reasonableness of the foreclosure sale; and the affirmance of that judgment by the Delaware Supreme Court.
  • Represented the underwriter defendants in In re AMF Bowling Securities Litigation, a class action under the Securities Act of 1933, in connection with the fact and expert discovery, motions for summary judgment, and negotiation and implementation of a settlement shortly before trial.