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Allison Miller

Partner, Corporate Department


Allison Miller is a partner in the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.

Allison is an experienced transactional attorney, with two decades of experience advising private equity, hedge and credit funds and their portfolio companies.

She has a particular emphasis on advising creditors (including ad hoc groups), 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 M&A transactions.

Allison has extensive experience representing clients on complex corporate-law issues unique to restructurings and special-situations transactions, and regularly advises clients on structuring and negotiating distressed-asset acquisitions, debt-for-equity exchanges and consent solicitations, corporate governance, and distressed and bespoke financing transactions. 

In addition, Allison represents companies, boards of directors and special committees on various in-court and out-of-court matters.


  • IFLR1000, Notable Practitioner
  • The Deal, “Top Women in Dealmaking”, 2023


  • 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)
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel (ad hoc group of secured creditors)
  • Dynegy, Inc. (official creditors’ committee)
  • Edison Mission Energy (official creditors’ committee)
  • EFIH (ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders)
  • FTS International (ad hoc group of term loan lenders)
  • Guitar Center (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • iHeart Communications (official creditors’ committee)
  • Intelsat (ad hoc group of noteholders)
  • Jill (ad hoc term lender group)
  • 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)
  • WOM S.A. (ad hoc group of noteholders in consent solicitation)

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)
  • Sandy Creek Energy Station (ad hoc first lien lender group and bidder of BSCEC assets via 363 sale)
  • 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:

  • Array Marketing (debtholders in out-of-court exchange and new money private placement)
  • 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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