Joel Moss is a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice.
He focuses his practice on a wide variety of bankruptcy and restructuring-related matters. He also has substantial experience regarding financial contract safe harbors.
Joel represents banks, trading desks and distressed investment funds in bankruptcies, restructurings and other special situations.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Joel was a partner at a large global law firm. Before that, he was a director at Barclays in New York, where he handled bankruptcy and restructuring matters for the bank in the United States. At Barclays, his responsibilities included advising trading desks on bankruptcy issues relating to proposed and existing investments; negotiating and reviewing restructuring documentation where Barclays was agent and lender; negotiating and reviewing documentation for DIP and exit financings in which Barclays was agent and/or lead arranger and lender; preparing Barclays’ US resolution plan (“living will”) required under the Dodd-Frank Act; and structuring financial transactions to mitigate bankruptcy risk.
- Barclays as administrative agent and collateral agent under RCS Capital Corp.’s prepetition first lien credit facility, administrative agent and collateral agent under RCS Capital Corp.’s debtor in possession financing facility and first lien exit term loan facility and new second lien term loan facility
- a trading desk of a major bank and distressed investment funds in connection with their investments in junior preferred stock issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
- a distressed investment fund in connection with Detroit’s Chapter 9 case
- a distressed investment fund in connection with exposure to Puerto Rico
- an agent bank in connection with a prenegotiated Chapter 11 case of an oil field services company with assets in various Latin American countries
- several large banks in connection with the preparation of their living wills, required under the Dodd-Frank Act
- an agent bank in connection with a workout of a loan to a mining company with assets in various Latin American countries
- a distressed investment fund in connection with potential investment in OGX/OSX
- playing a lead role in connection with DIP financings for ResCap, Patriot Coal and NewPage, where Barclays was agent and/or lead arranger and lender
- Barclays in connection with its acquisition of Lehman Brothers’ North American broker-dealer business. Joel also represented Barclays as part of the “big bank” derivative counterparty group in connection with the settlement of Barclays’ derivative claims pursuant to Lehman Brothers’ Chapter 11 plan
- a group of bank creditors in connection with a prepackaged Mexican Concurso for a large retailer
- Goldman Sachs as creditor in connection with SemGroup’s Chapter 11 case
- major creditors in Chapter 11 cases of Extended Stay Hotels and MSR Resorts
- a major financial institution in connection with the restructuring of Syncora Guaranty
- routinely advising counterparties as to bankruptcy risks associated with financial transactions
New York University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Seymour Goldstein Labor Law Prize
- Admitted in the State of New York only, not admitted in California
Awards & Accolades
- Recognized by IFLR1000 as a Rising Star
- According to The Legal 500 United States, “… [Joel’s] former in-house experience means he has ‘a deep and unique understanding of what his bank clients are looking for’.”