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Legal Counsel Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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3-5 yrs required

Detroit, MI, United States

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Jul 05,2019

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Legal Counsel (Chapter 11 Bankruptcy)

In this critical role on AlixPartners’ Corporate Services team, you will work with other Legal, Compliance and Risk professionals to handle and prepare critical legal pleadings, engagement letters and documents, many required by the bankruptcy courts, in support of AlixPartners’ Turnaround and Restructuring Services practice.

The Legal Counsel position is a full-time role in Southfield, Michigan and reports to the Associate General Counsel - Restructuring. Relocation may be considered for this position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage processes and prepare documents required for retention in Chapter 11 matters; assist with obtaining approval of such retentions by Bankruptcy Courts
  • Prepare, manage and develop engagement letters related to turnaround and restructuring services, using SpringCM engagement letter tool
  • Understand and formulate disclosures required in Chapter 11 matters and ensuring proper supplementation of such disclosures; advise on parties in interest matters and related disclosures
  • Draft and prepare supplemental declarations, certifications and similar documents
  • Create and maintain internal reports to track status and requirements in Chapter 11 engagements
  • Draft and review Fee Applications and compensation & staffing reports  
  • Review, revise and finalize NDAs and confidentiality agreements
  • Assist with management and production of Court filings in Chapter 11 matters
  • Conduct document retrieval, research and tracing/confirming retention filings, CNO on Prime Clerk, KCC, Epiq and Pacer
  • Handle special projects
  • Coordinate communication with and between our firm’s clients, internal stakeholders, in-house counsel, outside professionals, and service providers to resolve issues relating to litigation, bankruptcy, and conflict management
  • Additional duties as identified


  • Graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law
  • 3-5 years legal experience in Chapter 11 matters
  • Keen knowledge and experience in large Chapter 11 cases required
  • Experience drafting retention pleadings in Chapter 11 cases required
  • Experience with drafting and reviewing Fee Applications and compensation and staffing reports, including billing and compensation in Chapter 11 matters
  • Ability to work effectively with the Legal, Compliance and Risk Team professionals in the field, as well as outside legal counsel
  • Independent worker with a sense of urgency in a complex and changing working environment. The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented, logical thinker who possesses a real passion for helping others, is a high-energy standout colleague and adaptive in dynamic situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate detailed and complex information to others
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to organize self and others
  • Ability to prioritizing multiple business objectives while meeting deadlines and milestones for projects assigned
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent proofreading skills
  • Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, knowledge of SpringCM, and working/communicating via e-mail
  • Possess characteristics such as: common sense, diligence, integrity, professionalism, good judgment, and accountability
  • Ability to work full time in an office environment and flexible to work overtime, as needed; Physically able to sit/stand at a computer and work in front of a computer screen for significant portions of the work day

This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities.

In addition to a positive workplace, the firm offers a competitive compensation package including an excellent benefit program (health, vision, dental, disability, 401K, tuition reimbursement).

In today’s fast-paced global market timing is everything. You want to protect, grow or transform your business. To meet these challenges, we offer clients small teams of highly qualified experts with profound sector and operational insight. Our clients include corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks, investors and others who appreciate the candor, dedication and transformative expertise of our teams. We will ensure insight drives action at that exact moment that is critical for success. When it really matters.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. Alix Partners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.


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