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David A. Warfield

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David practices in the area of Financial Restructuring. He has advised all types of participants in these matters, including debtors, senior secured lenders, bondholders, creditors' committees, receivers and asset purchasers.

David has more than 25 years' experience representing clients in connection with financial restructurings, asset liquidations, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases.

Some of his recent notable representations include:

*   US Fidelis, Inc.  Represented Creditors' Committee in Chapter 11 of U.S.'s largest vehicle service contract provider.

*   Christy Refractories Company, LLC.  Represented Debtor in Chapter 11 case of company facing thousands of asbestos claims confirmed a Chapter 11 plan channeling the asbestos claims into a Section 524(g) trust.

*   Analytics, Inc.  Represented a federal court receiver in sale of chemical business.

*   Whitney Design, Inc.  Represented Debtor in sale of business free and clear of anti-dumping liabilities.

*   PS America, Inc.  Represented franchisor/DIP lender in Chapter 11 of its largest franchise.

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
American College of Bankruptcy Fellow (2009)
Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund
Board of Directors (2004-2012)
Local Rules Committee - U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Missouri
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Past Co-Chair, Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Committee
The Missouri Bar
Turnaround Management Association, Missouri
Board Member (2000-2008)
President (2003 - 2004)
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®" (1993-2014)
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" (2005-2013)
Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Top 50 in St. Louis (2005-2008, 2011-2013)
Top 100 in Missouri & Kansas (2006, 2010-2013)
Turnaround Management Association
Finalist, 6th Annual Turnaround Award (2012) awarded by M&A Advisor
Recipient, Turnaround of the Year (2011)
American College of Bankruptcy
Fellow (2009)
Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund
Recipient, Judge Robert E. Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Law Award (2005)
"Could a Detroit-style bankruptcy happen here?" St. Louis Business Journal (September 2013)
Author, "Bankruptcy Bazaar: Purchasing Assets Out of Bankruptcy Court" 51 Journal of the Missouri Bar 2567 (1995)
Co-Author, "A Review and Analysis of Selected Post-Confirmation Activities in Chapter 11 Reorganizations" 62 American Bankruptcy Law 203 (1987)
Senior Associate Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly
David A. Warfield
Washington University in St. Louis
JD (1984)
BSBA (1981)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner (2009-Present)
Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Partner (2003-2009)
Husch & Eppenberger, LLC
Partner (1992-2003)
Associate (1984-1992)
Missouri (1984)