Vincent is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department, and a member of both the Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, and Private Credit Restructuring Groups. His practice focuses on corporate restructurings, with an emphasis on the representation of direct lenders, ad hoc groups, bondholders, and creditors’ committees both out of court and in chapter 11. He is frequently consulted by leading distressed hedge funds, BDCs, private credit lenders, private equity investors and creditors on complex domestic and international insolvency and restructuring issues, including intercreditor and interlender matters, across a variety of industries. Vincent has been recognized by the American Bankruptcy Institute for his “formidable courtroom presence with natural dealmaker instincts” as a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award, and an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnaround and Workouts.
Over the last several years, Vincent has played a lead role in some of the most significant corporate reorganization cases in the United States. These include his representation of the Statutory Committee of Unsecured Claimholders in the chapter 11 cases of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company Inc., which filed for bankruptcy with more than $18 billion of funded debt; the Los Angeles Dodgers in their $2 billion acquisition by Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Partners; Brookfield Asset Management in the $2.5 billion debt restructuring of Kerzner International’s Atlantis Bahamas Resort; and J.P. Morgan and other substantial creditors in the chapter 11 cases of MF Global, a financial services company with $41 billion in assets. He also serves as counsel to the Statutory Committee of Unsecured Claimholders in the multi-billion dollar chapter 11 cases of Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, represents an ad hoc group of second lien noteholders in the chapter 11 cases of Avaya Inc., which filed for bankruptcy with more than $6 billion of funded debt, and acts as lead counsel to the Statutory Equity Committee in the chapter 11 cases of Breitburn Energy Partners L.P., an oil and gas master limited partnership with more than $3 billion of funded debt.
Vincent writes extensively on restructuring topics, and his writing has been featured in The New York Times DealBook, The Bond Buyer, The New York Law Journal and the leading industry blog Distressed-Debt-Investing.com. He also has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the New York Metro editions of Super Lawyers every year since 2013, and received a 2013 Turnaround Award by The M&A Advisor. Vincent has assisted Martin Bienenstock as an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Reorganization at both Harvard Law School and University of Michigan Law School, is a John C. Whitehead Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
A Harry S. Truman Scholar, Vincent graduated from University of Michigan Law School as commencement speaker. Prior to law school, he served as the Special Assistant to United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, and worked as a personal aide to John C. Whitehead, former chairman and senior partner of Goldman Sachs. He also led a team of entrepreneurs to bring the world’s first hybrid taxicab to New York City.
Vincent graduated with an English degree from Haverford College, where he served as president of the student body and was one of 16 college students from the United States to be selected as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader. He was a visiting student of English at Pembroke College, Oxford University. A native New Yorker, Vincent attended Regis High School, a tuition free private high school for young men who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential.