Mr. Blander provides efficient and practical advice to debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest in corporate restructurings both in- and out-of-court.
Eitan Blander is an associate at Togut, Segal & Segal LLP, where he focuses on debtor-side representations in complex corporate restructuring matters, chapter 11 cases, and related litigation. Mr. Blander also represents creditors, committees, trustees, and other parties in interest in connection with chapter 11, chapter 15 and chapter 7 cases. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Mary Kay Vyskocil, formerly of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Eitan received his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he was a member of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and director of the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program (ELSSCAP), the only student-run Supreme Court litigation program in the country. He received his B.A. from McGill University with First Class Honors in Psychology.
Eitan worked briefly as a data analyst before becoming a lawyer.
- Endo International Plc.: co-counsel to the debtors, a multi-billion dollar global specialty biopharmaceutical business that produces and sells generic and branded products and are together one of the country’s leading specialty pharmaceutical companies, in connection with their chapter 11 cases aimed at pursuing a comprehensive restructuring of, among other things, more than $8.1 billion in funded debt and potential liability arising from more than 3,500 lawsuits in connection with their marketing and sale of certain FDA-approved opioid products.
- Confidential E-Commerce Business: counsel to middle market e-commerce incubator and aggregator in connection with out of court restructuring of senior secured credit facility and preferred equity.
- JPA No. 111 Co. & JPA No. 49 Co.: counsel to the debtors, lessors of two state-of-the art Airbus A350 aircraft, in connection with their contested, but ultimately successful section 363 sales and chapter 11 plan of reorganization that paid all creditors in full and made a distribution to the debtors’ equity holder.
- LATAM Airlines Group: co-counsel to the debtors, Latin America’s leading airline group, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving the restructuring of debt of more than $7.5 billion.
- Greensill Capital: counsel to the debtor, a supply chain finance business, in connection with its successful section 363 sale of a subsidiary business and confirmation of a chapter 11 plan of liquidation.
- Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc.: co-counsel to the debtors, together the world’s largest designer, manufacturer, and distributor of costumes and related accessories with manufacturing and distribution operations in fifteen countries and revenue of approximately $300 million.
- The McClatchy Company: co-counsel to the debtors, a 163-year-old family-controlled public company that provides independent local journalism to 30 communities in 14 states through its local newspapers, including well-respected publications such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram, as well as national news coverage through its Washington, D.C. bureau, in restructuring approximately $1.6 billion in debt
- Aurora Commercial Corp.: counsel to the debtors, two subsidiaries of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. that previously engaged in the origination and servicing of residential mortgage loans.
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Turnaround Management Association
- New York, 2019
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
- J.D. – 2018
- Honors: with Honors
- Law Journal: Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Managing Editor
- McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
- B.A. – 2013
First-Class Honors in Psychology
- Hon. Mary Kay Vyskocil, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, 2018-2019
- Supreme Court of Georgia, Judicial Extern, 2017
- Federal Trade Commission, Litigation Extern, 2016