Mark Speiser




Mark A. Speiser represents institutional creditors and creditors’ committees in large and complex reorganizations, with particular emphasis on the energy industry. He advises clients entering into commodities and derivatives transactions with chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, including creditors, asset purchasers and derivatives counterparties. Mark has represented creditors in workouts of multinational debtors and assisted in restructuring the debt of several of the nation’s largest privately held pulp and paper manufacturers. He has experience in structured finance, health care and real estate transactions, plus environmental and pension liabilities. His clients have included major financial institutions involved as creditors in high-profile bankruptcy matters, including Horsehead Holding Corp.; Boston Generating LLC; CIT Group, Inc.; Lyondell Chemical Co.; Black Diamond Mining, LLC; Aegis Mortgage Corp.; Calpine Corp.; Enron Corp.; Pacific Gas and Electric Co.; and Bethlehem Steel Corp. He coordinated a team of attorneys representing Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and certain of its affiliates in their respective capacities as parties to extremely complex derivatives transactions, as agent and lender under a Ninja Loan facility, in connection with Samurai Bonds issued by Lehman and as Co-Chair of the Official Creditors’ Committee. He has represented Delta Air Lines in environmental-related bankruptcy issues. Mark is currently representing Merrill Lynch Commodities in connection with its secured intermediation facility to a debtor in the PES Holdings’ chapter 11 cases. Best Lawyers in America has recognized Mark’s skills every year since 2015, and he has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Super Lawyers. Mark is a member of a U.N.-recognized human rights NGO, working to educate governments and the public at large.