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Natalie D. Ramsey
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7354
F: 215-772-7620

Wilmington Office

1105 North Market Street
15th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

P: 302-504-7830
F: 302-504-7820

Biography

Natalie D. Ramsey is the Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group and responsible partner for the Delaware office. Her practice focuses on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, including both the transactional aspects of restructuring and asset recovery litigation, often involving challenges to complex corporate transactions.  Recent experience includes (1) confirmation of a chapter 11 plan on behalf of a maritime debtor with significant claims against and from affiliates in over ten countries; (2) investigation of and ultimately obtaining court approval to bring a $1.5 billion fraudulent conveyance/ breach of fiduciary duty claim against the debtor’s multi-national parent, and (3) co-lead trial counsel for asbestos creditor’s committee, resulting in a finding of estimated liability on the part of the debtor of in excess of $1.1 billion.

Natalie has been practicing in the area of bankruptcy for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in virtually every facet of insolvency practice, including out-of-court restructuring, “prepackaged” bankruptcies, and traditional Chapter 11 cases. She also routinely counsels clients on the potential effect of the insolvency or bankruptcy of another party in connection with prospective and existing, contracts and settlements.

Selected Representations

  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants in Bestwall LLC (a successor-in-interest to Georgia-Pacific LLC)
  • Co-counsel and Conflicts Counsel to the “E-side” Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Energy Future Holdings in its pending Chapter 11 case
  • Co-counsel to the Official Equity Committee of BPS US Holdings, Inc. et al. (Performance Sports Group) in its pending Chapter 11 case
  • Counsel to various creditors, contract parties and lessors in the Chapter 11 reorganizations of Weinstein Company Holdings, RemingtonSuniva, Magnum Hunter, New Gulf Resources, Cubic Asset, and Ryckman Creek Resources
  • Counsel to the Debtors in O.W. Bunker Holding North America
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants in Specialty Products Holding Corp. (Bondex)
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in United Gilsonite Laboratories
  • Counsel for a large regional homebuilder in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Counsel to a leading health care turnaround consultant in connection with its engagements in both Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings
  • Counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in Nutraquest, Inc.
  • Counsel to asset purchasers in cases such as Hayes Microcomputer Products and Wicked Fashion
  • Counsel to the franchise committee in Nutrasystem, Inc.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, ABI Complex Financial Restructuring Program, November 10, 2016
  • Presenter, “Insolvency Options,” Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court, January 12, 2016
  • Speaker, “Top Commercial Cases of the Year,” 20th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, October 29, 2015
  • Course planner, First Annual Commercial Litigation Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 18, 2015
  • Speaker, “Successor Liability and Section 363 Sales,” 19th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 30, 2014
  • Speaker, “Bankruptcy & Reorganization: Quantifying the Ever-Changing Impact on Asbestos Litigation,” Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, January 24, 2014
  • Course Planner and Speaker, “Hot Topics in Chapter 11 – The Great Debate,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, October 17, 2013
  • Group Leader, “Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Criminal Law,” The Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, February 21, 2012
  • Moderator, “A Conversation with the Bankruptcy Bench,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July 9, 2010
  • Speaker, 15th Annual Grubb & Ellis Real Estate Forecast, Grubb & Ellis Company, January 14, 2010
  • Presenter, “What Healthy Companies Need to Know About Bankruptcy Law,” Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads Seminar, March 13, 2009

Community Involvement

Natalie presently serves on the boards of The Riddle HealthCare Foundation of the Main Line Health System and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. She also serves as a member of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics of the University of Delaware Advisory Board. Natalie served on the board of Delaware County Habitat for Humanity from 1995 to 2000, and as the Chair of Delaware Valley Habitat for Humanity from 1999 to 2003.

Natalie is a past chair of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. She participates in the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, the Turnaround Management Association and INSOL. She is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

She served as a hearing officer for The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2010.

Honors & Awards