Michele C. Maman

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6975

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Distressed Municipal Finance
University Barnard College, cum laude
Law SchoolYeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
Admitted2007, New York; Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Michele Maman's practice is concentrated in the area of bankruptcy and financial restructuring. She has represented creditors and debtors in chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings across a variety of industries, including airline, healthcare, residential finance, publishing, insurance and financial companies. Specifically, among others, Michele was involved in the reorganizations of Residential Capital, Central European Distribution Corporation, GateHouse Media, Cengage Learning, Longview Power, Northwest Airlines Corporation, St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and Truvo USA LLC.

She also has experience in international insolvency matters, including acting for foreign representatives in proceedings under chapter 15 and section 304 of the Bankruptcy Code, and representing stakeholders in cross-border restructurings, including the Joint Provisional Liquidators of Lehman Re Ltd., a Bermuda reinsurance subsidiary of Lehman Brothers, in its chapter 15 case and related litigation. Michele likewise has experience under Bankruptcy Code chapter 9.

Michele is an active participant in the Women's Sponsorship Pilot program focused on the advancement of Cadwalader's top-performing female attorneys. Michele also serves as her department's representative on Cadwalader's Women's Leadership Initiative.

She has been published in various periodicals and was an editor and contributor to Cadwalader's Restructuring Review blog, www.restructuringreview.com. She was also a contributing author of Debtor-In-Possession Financing - Funding a Chapter 11 Case, which was published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. Michele also assisted with research and drafting for the Advisory Committee on Executory Contracts and Leases for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, which submitted a report in January 2014 suggesting reforms to the Bankruptcy Code.

Michele is admitted to practice in New York, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (inactive), and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Michele graduated, cum laude, from Barnard College of Columbia University, and received her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a member of the Journal of International and Comparative Law. She has been recognized as a key individual in the 2015 US edition of Legal500.

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Cadwalader Appoints Attorneys to Special Counsel
Nov 24, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized by The American Lawyer With Two 2014 Global Legal Awards
Jul 11, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized With Two Major IFLR Americas Awards
Mar 28, 2014


Cadwalader Recognized by The American Lawyer With Two 2014 Global Legal Awards
Jul 11, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized With Two Major IFLR Americas Awards
Mar 28, 2014


Clients & Friends Memos

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Apr 03, 2013

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Apr 17, 2012

Third Circuit Upholds Use of Discounted Cash Flow Method Under Bankruptcy Code Section 562 in In re American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc., et al.
Mar 02, 2011


Committee Members' Professional Fees and Expenses: To Pay or Not to Pay, That Is the Question
Sep 01, 2014

The Controversy Continues Over Whether the Time for Assumption or Rejection of Integrated Nonresidential Real Property Leases and Other Contracts Should be Governed by Bankruptcy Code Section 365(d)(2) or Section 365(d)(4)'s Shorter Period
Aug 01, 2014

Hostess Case - Bankruptcy Court Refuses to Send Cash Collateral Dispute to Arbitration
Mar 01, 2013

The History and Statutory Basis of Debtor-in-Possession Financing
Dec 02, 2012

The Price of Terminating a Mortgage Loan Repurchase Agreement
Apr 11, 2011

Perfect Storm: Lessons For Distressed Retailers, Part I
Oct 29, 2010

ION Media: Second Lien Terms Enforced
Jan 08, 2010

Continued viability of “earmarking doctrine” defense to preference actions affirmed by Fifth Circuit
Jan 30, 2009


American Bankruptcy Institute 32nd Annual Spring Meeting
Apr 24, 2014

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