Fredric Sosnick


Fredric Sosnick is the Practice Group Leader of Shearman & Sterling’s Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group. Mr. Sosnick has extensive experience representing debtors, official creditors’ committees, lender groups, DIP lenders, creditors and acquirers of assets in large and complex domestic and international out-of-court restructurings and U.S. Chapter 11 cases. Mr. Sosnick is recognized as a Rising Star in the Financial and Corporate section of the 2016 IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and is individually noted in the firm’s 2015 The Legal 500 United States Corporate Restructuring listing. Mr. Sosnick is a former member of the firm’s Executive Group and Policy Committee.

Selected Experience

  • Revolving Credit Facility Agent of Pacific Drilling 
  • One of largest bank credit facility lenders to Sun Edison family of companies
  • Lupatech S.A. and its affiliates in its U.S. Chapter 15 proceedings
  • First lien agent in out-of-court restructuring of Foresight Energy 
  • Major bilateral lender to Samarco Mineração S.A. in connection with its Brazilian restructuring 


  • The American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1990, magna cum laude
  • State University of New York at Albany, 1987, cum laude


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