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Katherine E. Richardson Arnould

Associate, Corporate Department


Katherine E. Richardson Arnould is an associate in the Financial Restructuring group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. Her practice focuses on representing agents, lenders and borrowers on a broad range of financing transactions, including first and second lien revolving and term loan credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, acquisition financing, refinancings and both in-court and out-of-court restructurings. She also represents clients in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and other general corporate financings. Her experience extends across a variety of industries and business structures.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Kat worked at another international law firm where her practice centered primarily on representing creditors, creditors’ committees and bondholders in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases across several industries, including energy, airline and cargo transportation, and telecommunications.


  • McGill University, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2018
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), 2018
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 2011


Prior to joining Paul Hastings

Finance & Projects:

  • Subscription Line Financing - represented bank as lender and agent in connection with a $300 million syndicated secured revolving credit facility.
  • Represented bank as the buyer in connection with a repurchase facility and related purchase of mortgage loans, which facility provided up to $200 million in financing for the seller.
  • Represent bank as lender and agent in connection with a $75 million subordinated second lien convertible term loan.

Business Restructuring & Insolvency:

  • Valaris plc (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Windstream Holdings, Inc. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Murray Energy Holdings Co. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C. (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Restructuring (ad hoc group of Puerto Rico bondholders)
  • Westmoreland Coal Company (official committee of unsecured creditors)

Corporate + M&A:

  • Represented Shinagawa, a Japanese based global leader in high quality refractories, in connection with acquisition of manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Brazil.
  • Represented Banco Inter S.A., in connection with cross-border acquisition of US-based mortgage lender.


  • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring






New York Bar


McGill University Faculty of Law, LL.B. 2018

McGill University Faculty of Law, B.C.L. 2018

Dartmouth College, B.A. 2011