Jacob Mezei is an associate in the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice.
He represents major companies and stakeholders in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and special situations.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Jacob was an associate at a leading international law firm where he represented companies and stakeholders in all aspects of corporate restructuring in both out-of-court processes and in-court proceedings across a broad range of industries.
Jacob served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Mary F. Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Additionally, Jacob served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Thomas M. Lynch of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
- Stoneway Capital Ltd.: Represented Stoneway Capital Ltd. and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 cases involving approximately $834 million of secured debt.Stoneway Capital is an Argentine holding company whose interests include building and operating power plants in Argentina.
- Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V.: Represented an ad hoc group of holders holding $131,258,000 in principal amount of 8.875% senior notes due 2022 in the prepackaged restructuring of Grupo Posadas, Mexico’s largest hotel operator.
- Caliber Midstream: Represented Caliber Midstream in the Triangle USA Corp bankruptcy involving litigation relating to midstream service contracts.*
- 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. Chapter 11 Cases: represented 24 Hour Fitness and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 cases involving approximately $1.4 billion of funded debt. 24 Hour Fitness is a leading fitness club operator with locations across the United States and more than 3 million members.*
- VIVUS, Inc. Chapter 11 Cases: Represented VIVUS, Inc., and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 restructuring addressing more than $230 million of funded debt.*
- Jason Industries: Represented an ad hoc group of first lien creditors of Jason Industries, the North American industrials company, in connection with the restructuring of its $400 million of secured debt.*
- EP Energy Corporation: Represented EP Energy Corporation, a public oil and natural gas exploration and production company, in its chapter 11 case involving approximately $4.9 billion in funded debt obligations
*Denotes prior firm experience
University of Illinois, College of Law
J.D., cum laude
- Staff Editor, University of Illinois Law Review
- Managing Editor, University of Illinois Business Law Journal