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Houston

600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4086
F: +1.713.220.4285
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Dallas

1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4661
F: +1.214.659.4401
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Robin Russell

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4086
F: +1.713.220.4285
Other Offices: Dallas

Robin Russell co-chairs the firm's national bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Her practice combines a depth of experience in restructuring and bankruptcy litigation with financial transaction work. She represents clients throughout the U.S. in in- and out-of-court corporate restructuring and reorganization as well as providing strategic advice to corporate clients and independent boards on the legal risks associated with counterparty insolvency and the structuring of corporate acquisitions to minimize economic risks in the event of a counterparty’s subsequent financial distress. Clients include debtors, statutory and plan trustees, official and ad hoc creditor committees, secured lenders, DIP lenders, private equity funds, contract counterparties, landlords, trade creditors and buyers (both strategic and financial) and sellers of assets. She has been involved in over 100 bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings and is an American Arbitration Association trained mediator.

Robin has been with Andrews Kurth 28 years. In January of 2011 she was appointed as the Houston office Managing Partner. She has served on the firm’s Policy Committee for over ten years and has served or currently serves on numerous firm committees including the Finance Committee, Partners Compensation Committee, Retirement Benefits Committee, Staff Oversight Committee, Opinions Committee, Women’s Initiative Team, Associates Committee, Conflicts Committee and Professional Development Committee. Prior to joining Andrews Kurth, she served as clerk to the Honorable William Kilgarlin, Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Representative Experience

  • In re Stone Energy Corporation, et al., 16-36390 (MI); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to the independent director.
  • In re Illinois Power Generating Company, 16-36326; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, co-counsel to Debtor.
  • In re Linc Energy, No. 16-32689 (DRJ); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to purchaser of Gulf Coast assets.
  • In re Ultra Petroleum Corp., No. 16-32202 (MI); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to counterparty on numerous contracts and owner of gathering system.
  • In re Linn Energy LLC, et al., No. 16-60040; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to counterparty on numerous contracts and owner of gathering system.
  • In re Goodrich Petroleum Corp., No. 16-31975; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to counterparty and owner of gathering system.
  • In re DJ Simmons Co., No. 16-11763 (JRG); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, counsel to counterparty and owner of gathering system.
  • In re Energy XXI Ltd., No. 16-31928, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston), counsel to independent director.
  • In re Sherwin Alumina Company, LLC, et al.; No. 16-20012 (DRJ) (Jointly Administered); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, counsel to Official Unsecured Creditors Committee.
  • In re Dune Energy, No. 15-10336; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, counsel to major creditor.
  • In re Winland Ocean Shipping Corp., No. 15-60007; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel for foreign lender.
  • In re WBH Energy, LP, et al., No. 15-10003-hcm; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, counsel to purchaser of hydrocarbons.
  • In re Energy Future Holdings Corp., et al., No. 14-50363-CSS; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel to Luminant NAESB counterparty on letter of credit issues.
  • In re Eastern 1996D Limited Partnership, et al., No. 13-34773-HDH-11; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, counsel to purchaser of oil and gas assets.
  • In re Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc., et al., No. 11-35926; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, co-counsel to agent bank under senior secured credit facility.
  • In re Reveille Resources (Texas) Inc., No. 11-31317; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel for multiple oil and gas lessors.
  • In re Delta Petroleum Corp., No. 11-14006; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel to critical contract counterparty.
  • In re Age Refining, Inc., Debtor, No. 10‑50501; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, counsel to NuStar, purchaser of Debtor’s refinery.
  • Trico Marine Services, Inc., et al, No. 10-12653; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel for the holders of 3.00% Senior Convertible Debentures.
  • In re Fairpoint Communications, Inc., No. 09‑16335; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, counsel to Official Unsecured Creditor’s Committee and post confirmation litigation trust.
  • In re Bigler, LP, No. 09-38188; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to Purchaser of debtor’s petrochemical and terminal assets.
  • In re Lyondell Chemical Company, No. 09-10023; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, counsel to multiple creditors and contract counterparties; post confirmation counsel to board member of Litigation Trust.
  • General Growth Properties, Inc., No. 09-11977 (ALG); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, counsel to largest holder under Contingent Stock Agreement.
  • In re Semcrude, L.P.; No. 08-11525 (BLS); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel to multiple preference defendants and to defendant in downstream purchaser litigation.
  • In re Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, et al, No. 08-45664; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, counsel to Official Unsecured Creditor’s Committee.
  • In re Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., et al; No. 08-13555; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, counsel to multiple swap counterparties.
  • In re Mirant Corporation, et al, No. 03-46590-DML U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, counsel to Official Unsecured Creditor’s Committee/Counsel to post confirmation Litigation Trust, MC Asset Recovery, LLC.
  • In re LOGIX Communications Enterprises, Inc., No. 02-32106-H5-11 U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, counsel to the Official Unsecured Creditor’s Committee.
  • In re Vlasic Foods International, No. 01-00285 (MFW); U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel to post confirmation Litigation Trust, VFB LLC.
  • In re ProMedco, et al., No. 00-46863-BJH-11; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, counsel to Debtor.
  • In re Physicians Resource Group, et al., No. 00-30748-RCM U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Inc., counsel to Debtor.
  • Unifi Communications Inc., No. 99-40302 (JFQ) U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, counsel to Official Unsecured Creditors Committee.
  • In re Heartland Wireless Communications, No. 98-2692; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.
  • In re Pinnacle Trading Card Company, et al., No. 98-1716 (MFW) U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, counsel to DIP Lender.
  • In re First City Bancorp, No. 92‑ U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, counsel to Official Unsecured Creditor’s Committee.
  • In re Wang Laboratories, No. 92-18525-WCH U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, counsel to largest landlord, Howard Hughes Properties.
  • In re The One Bancorp, No. 92- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts counsel to Official Unsecured Creditor’s Committee.
  • In re Cumberland Farms, No. 92-41305-JFQ U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, counsel to refinery counterparty.
  • In re Bank of New England Corporation; No. 91‑10126 (WCH) U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee.
  • In re Bank East Corporation, No. 89-1981 U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire, counsel to largest noteholders and post confirmation reorganized debtor.

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