Jason I. Blanchard

Associate

New York
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Overview

Jason Blanchard focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and creditors’ rights. Having a depth of experience clerking for a bankruptcy judge, Jason is intimately familiar with the many facets of bankruptcy practice and litigation. Never one to back down from a challenge, Jason works closely with a wide range of clients in financially distressed situations, including secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, examiners, asset purchasers and official committees, to solve the complex puzzles associated with bankruptcy and restructuring.

Select Experience

  • In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC: Represent Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in the litigation of several avoidance actions and disputes involving creditor claims.
  • In re PG&E Corp., et al.: Represented the Official Committee of Tort Claimants in connection with its approximately $60 billion restructuring of the California Utility.
  • In re Firestar Diamond, Inc., et al.: Represented the Examiner in investigating the role of U.S. affiliates in the largest bank fraud alleged in the history of the Republic of India.
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Experience

  • In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC: Represent Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in the litigation of several avoidance actions and disputes involving creditor claims.
  • In re PG&E Corp., et al.: Represented the Official Committee of Tort Claimants in connection with its approximately $60 billion restructuring of the California Utility.
  • In re Firestar Diamond, Inc., et al.: Represented the Examiner in investigating the role of U.S. affiliates in the largest bank fraud alleged in the history of the Republic of India.
  • In re Samuels Jewelers, Inc.: Represented the Examiner in investigating the role of U.S. affiliate in the largest bank fraud alleged in the history of the Republic of India.
  • Stillwater Liquidating LLC v. Net Five, et al.: Represented real estate investor in obtaining dismissal of trustee’s lawsuit to recover subsequent transfers and successfully defending against the trustee’s appeal
  • Experience navigating § 363 asset sales of operating entities and nonprofit companies, post-petition financings, the rejection and assumption of executory contracts, and chapter 11 plan confirmation issues.
  • Experience with international insolvency matters, including recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Experience representing clients in corporate and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
    • TMA Global NextGen Committee

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Alan S. Trust, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.Y. (2012 to 2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2011; Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law
  • B.S., Management, Tulane University, 2007