Robert Weber focuses on complex restructuring and commercial litigation. Mr. Weber has substantial experience representing debtors, creditors, trustees, directors and other parties both in and out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Bio

Mr. Weber’s most recent representations include:

  • Peter Thiel and Thiel Capital in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Gawker Media;
  • the asset purchaser in Katy Industries, named the M&A Advisor’s 2017 Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($50M to $100M);
  • Nortel Networks S.A. in securing a favorable settlement regarding the allocation of $7.3 billion of asset-sale proceeds in the Nortel bankruptcy cases, which was named The American Lawyer’s 2017 Grand Prize for Disputes;
  • Perfumania in its contested prepackaged Chapter 11 case;
  • SunEdison in deal litigation relating to the $130 million sale of its solar materials business and in appeals relating to its confirmed Chapter 11 plan and related financing transactions;
  • an Express Scripts company in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Liberty Medical, a former subsidiary;
  • Alan Miller as independent director of Samson Resources in its Chapter 11 case;
  • Ryckman Creek Resources in its Chapter 11 case; and
  • the liquidators in the Sports Authority Chapter 11 case.

Other debtor representations include Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (tax services), Refco, Inc. (commodities), Aurora Foods Inc. (manufacturer of Duncan Hines and Aunt Jemima products), SLI, Inc. (Sylvania lighting products), Lenox Health Care (assisted living facilities), Interstate Bakeries (Hostess products) and Vlasic Foods International (Vlasic and Swanson products). Mr. Weber also represented a privately held company in the defense and settlement of a debtor’s billion-dollar infringement action; derivatives counterparties in Lehman Brothers; secured lenders in Source Interlink Companies and Tropicana Entertainment; minority investors in a corporate control dispute in the Delaware Court of Chancery; a national retailer in the General Growth Properties and Footstar Chapter 11 cases; and a lender in a case of first impression in the District of Maryland involving contractual waivers of the automatic stay.

Mr. Weber has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy) since 2016. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the Federal Bar Association, and is committed to pro bono matters as well.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., West Virginia University, 1988

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Delaware, Maryland and the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits

Robert A. Weber

Counsel, Corporate Restructuring
robert.weber@skadden.com