Jane Lee Vris is a founding partner of Cronin & Vris, LLP, a bankruptcy boutique firm in New York. Previously, she was a partner in the creditors’ rights department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. She specializes in representations involving out of court restructurings and reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Her clients have included creditors, debtors and potential purchasers of assets from distressed companies and debtors. In addition, Ms Vris assists investors with equity investments in debtors emerging from chapter 11. Recent public matters have included the representation of Entergy Corp. in connection with the chapter 11 case of its subsidiary, Entergy New Orleans, reorganizing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; representation of Vinson & Elkins LLP in connection with the Enron bankruptcy; representation of Bell Canada in connection with a number of its cross-border accounts; assisting in mediation of competing constituents’ interests and positions in several chapter 11 cases to facilitate plan negotiations; representation of the independent directors of NTL in connection with its reorganization; representation of Newmont Mining in connection with the cross-border restructuring of its Australian Yandal subsidiary; and the representation of Canadian parent A.G. Simpson in the cross-border restructuring of its U.S. auto-parts subsidiary in chapter 11.
Ms. Vris is a contributing editor to Colliers on Bankruptcy and participates frequently on continuing legal education panels, lecturing and writing on bankruptcy topics. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1977 graduating magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctor from New York University Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Law Review, in 1983.