Lisa G. Laukitis

Lisa Laukitis focuses her practice on the representation of corporations in out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 bankruptcies. Her practice also includes the representation of secured and unsecured creditors and private equity funds in restructuring matters. Additionally, Lisa has represented clients in connection with distressed mergers and acquisitions as well as various financing arrangements. She has litigated disputes related to the use of cash collateral, DIP financing, sales under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, modification of labor agreements and retiree benefits, and plan confirmation.

Lisa's experience spans several industries, including automotive, general manufacturing, promotional products, energy, telecommunications, cable, retail, and shipping. She represented Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets, Hostess Brands, and Molycorp in each of their chapter 11 cases; Penton Media in its prepackaged chapter 11 case; Cleveland Unlimited in its out of court restructuring; and various private equity and hedge funds in connection with their investments in distressed companies. Prior to joining Jones Day, Lisa focused on the representation of such corporate debtors as Allegiance Telecom, The Boyds Collection, Norwood Promotional Products, NRG Energy, Pierre Foods, Tower Automotive, and Trico Marine Services. [1]