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 acquirors 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 leading lawyer in the Restructuring and Insolvency section of the 2013 IFLR 1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and is individually noted in the firm’s 2013 Legal 500 US Corporate Restructuring listing. Mr. Sosnick is a former member of the firm’s Executive Group and Policy Committee.

Selected Experience

  • Lead arranger and agent in connection with $5.4 billion DIP financing for Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company LLC
  • Agent and steering committee in connection with restructuring/refinancing of first lien debt of Physiotherapy Associates Inc.
  • Agent, prepetition first lien agent and steering committee in Chapter 11 of Synagro Technologies
  • Secured Lender/Agent in connection with restructuring of ResCap LLC indebtedness
  • Agent in connection with multi-jurisdictional restructuring of indebtedness of Endemol NV
  • Lender group in connection with restructuring of Blue Ocean ports deal


  • 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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