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Christopher J. Giaimo

Member
Office

Washington D.C.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 1300 South
Washington, DC 20004
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Fax: 202.772.0919
Practice Areas
Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Education
J.D., cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York City, New York, 1995
B.S., St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991
State Bar Licenses
District of Columbia
Maryland
New York
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., District of Columbia
U.S. District Ct., District of Maryland
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of New York
Supreme Court of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
Maryland Court of Appeals
Membership
American Bankruptcy Institute
Mid Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board
Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia: Corporation, Finance & Securities Law Section
Turnaround Management Association
Super lawyers 2015

Christopher J. Giaimo

Member

Christopher J. Giaimo is a Member in Clark Hill’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group in the Washington, DC office. Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights, as well as litigation, representing secured and unsecured creditors, vendors and committees. His clients benefit from his extensive industry experience in the enforcement of a broad spectrum of creditors' rights. Chris also represents investors seeking to acquire distressed debt and assets of bankrupt and insolvent businesses, as well as the contractual interest of publicly and privately held companies in bankruptcy proceedings. His industry and issue experience in the bankruptcy context includes real estate, lending, telecommunications, automotive and retail, among others. His active bankruptcy litigation practice includes complex valuation and avoidance action litigation.

Chris ensures that the business goals of his clients are acknowledged during the development of legal strategies that will achieve client goals and resolve concerns as efficiently as possible. He also lectures and writes on bankruptcy topics to a wide audience of other restructuring professionals.

Experience

Creditors and Trustees

  • Represented national credit enhancer as primary secured lender in bankruptcy cases across the country, including proceedings involving tax-exempt bond debt and multi-property bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented a national leading provider of mortgage-related services in defense of wrongful foreclosure actions resulting in dismissal of all cases
  • Represents multi-national telecommunications and financial transactions company in connection with acquisition of intellectual property and other related assets in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented publicly traded automotive parts supplier in the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented national leading provider of mortgage services in multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Successfully defended client in "robo signing" claims brought by borrowers in California bankruptcy court
  • Represented a regional savings bank as the primary secured lender in bankruptcy cases pending in the District of Maryland
  • Represented Wilmington Trust Company as indenture trustee with respect to its interests in certain Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates in the ATA Holdings Corp. bankruptcy case in the Southern District of Indiana
  • Represented Wells Fargo, NA, as successor indenture trustee for certain senior secured notes in the Pliant Corporation bankruptcy in the District of Delaware
  • Represented an investor group in the Corecare Behavioral Health Management, Inc. bankruptcy in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Represented a national investment banker in a fee dispute in the District of New Jersey

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Building Materials Holding Corporation, et al., in the District of Delaware
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Maxjet Airways, Inc. in the District of Delaware
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Earthshell Corporation in the District of Delaware
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Kleinert's, Inc. in the Southern District of New York
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Tackley Mill, L.L.C. in the Northern District of West Virginia

Debtors-in-Possession

  • Mattress Discounters Corporation as debtor's counsel during its reorganization in the District of Maryland
  • Lake Diamond Associates, LLC as debtor's counsel in the Middle District of Florida
  • New York Medical Group, PC as debtor's counsel in the Southern District of New York
  • Servervault, Inc. as debtor's counsel in the Eastern District of Virginia

Articles and Presentations

  • Co-author of “Medicare Providers, Beware of Government Recoupment,” ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter, January 2018.
  • “Addressing Large Financial Institutions: Competing Proposals to Supplement (and Replace) Dodd-Frank,” March 2015 edition of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Legislation Committee newsletter
  • “Cash-Management Accounts and Fraudulent Transfer Actions,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, September 2014
  • “The ABI Commission on Business Bankruptcy Reform: Providing Information and Fairness to Creditors,” June 2015 edition of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Legislation Committee newsletter
  • “Keeping Up with the Supremes: Supreme Court Update” discussion of ASARCO panel discussion at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Workshop, 2015
  • “Government Contracts and Bankruptcy: What Happens When Things Go South?” panel discussion at American Bankruptcy Institute Workshop, 2014
  • Financial Advisors’ Tool Box, “Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, DIP Financing and Exit Financing” panel discussion at Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors 28th Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference, 2012
  • “Putting the Bankruptcy Puzzle Together” presentation for the National Grain & Feed Association, 2009
  • “Bankruptcy Considerations for Multifamily House: A Presentation for Fannie Mae,” 2007

Recognitions

Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" (2013 to 2017)