Mr. Harrison is co-chair of Curtis’ Restructuring and Insolvency group. He has extensive experience in insolvency-related matters, including workouts, reorganizations, and liquidations on behalf of debtors, creditors and trustees. Clients include foreign and domestic, public and private corporations, financial institutions, underwriters, and governmental creditors, in chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 15 ancillary proceedings, structured financings, distressed trades, asset and stock sales, and acquisitions. Mr. Harrison led the insolvency aspects of the Firm’s representation of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and its affiliates, the largest and most complex chapter 11 case ever filed. He has also served as trustee in numerous insolvency cases.
Highlights of Mr. Harrison's practice include his key role in the Firm’s representation of a Mexican government development bank, in connection with the insolvency proceedings of Abengoa S.A., the largest energy company in Spain. Mr. Harrison also represents the Insolvency Administrator of a German consumer products producer in regard to the Administrator's chapter 15 cases in the U.S. Past representations include the Italian Extraordinary Administrator of Parmalat S.p.A., a multinational dairy and food conglomerate, in restructuring several of the company’s subsidiaries in the United States and Latin America. Mr. Harrison also counseled the foreign representative of Gruppo Covarra S.A. de C.V., the first successful ancillary proceeding initiated by a “sindico” (a Mexican liquidator) in the United States since the enactment of Mexico's insolvency law, the Ley de Concurso Mercantiles.
Mr. Harrison is a frequent lecturer and writer on international and domestic insolvency issues. He has spoken throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Mr. Harrison has been a featured commentator for Forbes Magazine in the United States and Phoenix TV InfoNews Channel in China, and has been quoted by leading industry publications, including the Wall Street Journal. He has also been cited by Chambers USA for his work in the Lehman chapter 11 proceedings.
Mr. Harrison has been recognized as a leading restructuring and insolvency professional in New York and the United States by both Chambers USA and Legal 500 USA. Clients note that he “combines keen intelligence and high technical knowledge with warm client-handling skills.”
COURTSU.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
International Insolvency Institute
World Bank Group Insolvency and Creditor-Debtor Regimes Task Force
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
Insolvency Committee, Vice Chair
Co-Representative of IPBA to UNCITRAL Spring Sessions of Working Group V at the United Nations
Educational Co-Chair, 2018 Americas Regional Conference
Editorial Board Member, INSOL World, 2007-2009
American Bankruptcy Institute
New York State Bar Association
Fellow, INSOL International
Chambers USA – Recognized as a top Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorney in New York
Legal 500 USA – Cited as a top lawyer in the Corporate Restructuring category
Best Lawyers U.S. News & World Report – Recognized as a top restructuring lawyer in New York
Best Lawyers in America – Peer-selected in 2016 in the practice area of Litigation-Bankruptcy
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®