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Allison Miller

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6462
Fax: 1(212) 752-2562


Allison Miller is a partner in the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Miller has a particular emphasis on advising creditors, official and unofficial creditors’ committees and distressed investors in in-court and out-of-court restructurings, rights offerings, exchange offers and other financings, securities and merger and acquisition transactions. She has extensive experience advising on the complex corporate law issues unique to restructurings and special situations transactions. She represents creditor groups in structuring and negotiating distressed asset acquisitions in 363 sales, complex debt-for-equity exchanges, distressed financing and special situation transactions. 

Ms. Miller also has significant experience counseling companies, special committees and boards emerging from bankruptcy on governance, liability management, securities compliance and tax matters specific to companies emerging from chapter 11.


  • IFLR1000 US, Notable Practitioner, Restructurings


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., with distinction, Mount Holyoke College, 1997


Her recent bankruptcy and distressed-related matters include the following:

  • Achaogen, Inc. (official creditors’ committee)
  • American Tire Distributors (ad hoc group of noteholders and DIP lenders)
  • Avaya Inc. (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Dynegy, Inc. (official creditors’ committee)
  • Edison Mission Energy (official creditors’ committee)
  • iHeart Communications (official creditors’ committee)
  • Magnum Hunter (ad hoc group of noteholders and DIP lenders)
  • Mission Coal Company (secured lenders and DIP lenders)
  • Nine West Holdings, Inc. (official creditors’ committee)
  • Overseas Shipholding Group (official creditors’ committee)
  • Payless ShoeSource, Inc. (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Pernix Sleep, Inc. (official creditors’ committee)
  • Sandridge Energy (official creditors’ committee)
  • Seadrill Limited (bondholders and initial commitment parties)
  • Sears Holdings Corporation (official creditors’ committee)
  • SunEdison (ad hoc group of second lien noteholders and DIP lenders)
  • True Religion Apparel, Inc. (ad hoc group of first and second lien lenders)

In addition, she has represented debtors, creditors and strategic investors in the following 363 sale transactions:

  • Aerosoles International, Inc. (successful bidder and purchaser of assets in 363 sale)
  • Brookstone Holdings Corp. (successful bidder and purchaser of assets in 363 sale)
  • Cobalt International Energy (ad hoc group of second lien lenders and credit bidders in 363 sale process)
  • Gainey Transportation (lenders and purchaser of assets in 363 sale)
  • LifeCare Hospitals (ad hoc group of first lien lenders and purchasers of assets through 363 credit bid)
  • Walter Energy, Inc. (ad hoc group of first lien lenders, DIP lenders, rights offering backstop parties and purchasers of assets through 363 credit bid)

Ms. Miller’s recent transactions involving out-of-court restructurings, recapitalizations and refinancings include the following:

  • Constellis Holdings (debtors in out-of-court exchange offer and recapitalization)
  • Getty Images Inc. (private placement exchange offer and new notes offering)
  • Sequa Corp. (first lien lenders in out-of-court refinancing)
  • Templar Energy (second lien lenders and rights offering backstop parties in out-of-court recapitalization)
  • Total Safety (first and second lien lenders in out-of-court exchange offer)

Engagement & Publications

  • Panelist, New York Deal Maker’s Boot Camp: Bankruptcy and Distressed M&A Transactions, New York, November 2018

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring




New York Bar
District of Columbia Bar


Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2003
Mount Holyoke College, B.A. 1997

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