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Dianne Coffino
Dianne F. Coffino
Partner
New York +1 212 841 1043 dcoffino@cov.com Download V-card

Dianne Coffino is experienced in all aspects of the corporate restructuring practice and has represented debtors, creditor committees, sponsors and large equity holders, banks, indenture trustees, debtor in possession lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, bidders for distressed assets, litigation trustees and contract counter-parties. In addition, Ms. Coffino’s practice includes a focus on bankruptcy litigation in which she has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Calpine Corporation and certain of its affiliates.
  • XL Capital Assurance, Inc. in connection with the Chapter 11 case of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Bank of New York Trust Company, National Association, as Indenture Trustee, in connection with a subordination dispute in the Chapter 7 case of Bank of New England Corporation.
  • PG&E Corporation in connection with the chapter 11 restructurings of its electric utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and its energy merchant subsidiary National Energy and Gas Transmission, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo, National Association, as Indenture Trustee, in connection with a subordination dispute in the Chapter 11 cases of Onco Investment Company.
  • The Walt Disney Company, as Chairperson of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of DirecTV, Latin America.
  • Europe Movieco Partners Limited in connection with the cross border insolvency proceedings of United Pan-Europe Communications, N.V.
  • Verizon Capital, Inc., in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Kmart Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Benchmark Electronics, Inc., as Chairperson of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Acterna, LLC.
  • Novartis Corporation, as the debtor in possession lender and largest unsecured creditor in the Chapter 11 case of Organogenesis, Inc.
  • Omnicare, Inc. in connection with its winning bid for certain assets of Mariner Health Group, Inc.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation.
  • General Electric Asset Management, Inc. in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Housing Retailer Homes, Inc. and Ted Parker Homes Sales, Inc.
  • LG&E Energy, Inc. in connection with the restructuring of, and long-term lease transactions with, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, a Chapter 11 debtor.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "Best in Insolvency & Restructuring" (2015) 
  • Legal 500 US, Corporate Restructuring (2014-2015)
  • New York Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013)