Daniel J. Harris is Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group. Mr. Harris focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and distressed situations. With significant experience in large, complex Chapter 11 cases, he develops innovative and practical solutions to protect his clients’ interests.

Mr. Harris regularly represents debtors, creditors’ committees, noteholders, trade creditors, strategic investors and other parties in interest in all aspects of Chapter 11 cases. He has represented public and private companies in Chapter 11 cases in a variety of industries, including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, technology, media, energy and others. He also represents liquidating trustees and other stakeholders in connection with claims reconciliation processes and the pursuit of strategic litigation.

Beyond his restructuring practice, Mr. Harris represents investors and strategic parties in connection with general business matters, entrepreneurial endeavors, claims trading and investment transactions.

Representative matters:

  • Served as primary counsel for the debtor in numerous Chapter 11 restructurings, including Occasion Brands, LLC, Ciber, Inc., HOVENSA, LLC, and Residential Capital, LLC.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and other parties in interest in significant healthcare and hospital Chapter 11 cases, including MTP, LLC, et al., Curae Health, Inc., et al., LRGHealthcare, Center City Healthcare, LLC d/b/a Hahnemann University Hospital, et al., Thomas Health System, Inc., and 21st Century Oncology, Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in other significant Chapter 11 cases, including Westmoreland Coal Company, The NORDAM Group, Inc., Peabody Energy Corp., Armstrong Energy Corp., and Energy Future Holdings Corp.
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy-related litigation matters including avoidance actions.
  • Served as counsel to noteholders and investors in connection with restructuring transactions in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Harris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Martin Glenn, Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York and was an attorney in the New York City office of an international law firm.

Practices

  • Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • Best Lawyers®* "Ones to Watch" 2021-2023, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Affiliations

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Education

  • J.D., Pace University School of Law
  • B.A., The George Washington University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York