Catherine LoTempio is an associate in Seward & Kissel’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group.  Catherine’s practice focuses on providing bankruptcy advice to lenders, bondholders, creditor committees and members of creditor committees, corporate trustees and agents, borrowers, equity holders, investors and other secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and structured finance transactions. She is also a contributor to Seward & Kissel’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy blog, Back in (the) Black.

Catherine is currently a member of the team representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the SFP bankruptcy cases, the term loan agent in the Pier 1 bankruptcy cases, and indenture trustees/committee members in the McClatchy and Murray Energy bankruptcy cases. In addition, some of Catherine’s previous representations include the independent managers in the Payless bankruptcy cases, the second largest unsecured creditor in the Sears bankruptcy cases, a secured lender on three loan facilities in the Toisa bankruptcy cases, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in both the Suniva Inc.  and Gracious Home bankruptcy cases, indenture trustees/agents and committee members in the EXCO Resources, Toys-R-Us Property Company I and Ultra Petroleum bankruptcy cases, an investment fund/lender in the Harvey Gulf bankruptcy cases, certain officers and directors in the Miller Auto bankruptcy cases, the DIP agent in the Mission Coal bankruptcy cases, and the first lien agents in the Westmoreland Coal and Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy cases.

Catherine received a B.A., cum laude, from College of the Holy Cross and a J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law.  Prior to joining the firm, Catherine clerked for the Honorable Burton R.  Lifland in the U.S.  Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.