Colin Adams

Senior Managing Director

Senior Managing Director

Colin Adams brings more than 20 years of diverse experience in the restructuring sector. With a background in finance, investment and law, he has led complex financial restructurings in the U.S. and Europe as both an advisor and as a principal.

Most recently, Colin was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in New York City and London where he built and led a special situations group. Colin was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income Lending Management & Credit Commitments Committees.

Between 2009 and 2010, Colin was a Managing Director at Citadel Securities in New York City. During this time, he provided financial advisory services to companies and creditor groups.

Prior to Citadel, Colin was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City, where he was responsible for all aspects of debtor representations — using both in and out-of-court strategies. Colin regularly represented secured lenders, bondholders, equity sponsors, and investors in numerous restructuring situations with a focus on fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation, and the treatment of environmental, labor and pension claims in chapter 11 bankruptcies and restructurings.

Representative restructuring transactions include: Allegiance Telecom; American Airlines; Cengage Learning; Chemtura Corp.; Colt Defense; Cornerstone Propane; Essar Steel; Extended Stay Hotels; General Motors; Green Valley Ranch; Mood Media (Europe); Opera TV (Norway); Puerto Rico (TRANS); Relativity Media; Skillsoft; Solutia; Tronox; Turnberry Resorts; TXU (EFIH); and United Airlines.

Colin is the Secretary and General Counsel of Reserve Aid, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping veterans and their families, and is currently a director of Play Rugby USA. Colin earned his J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1999 and received an A.B. in Economics & History from Duke University in 1996. Colin is admitted to the bar in the State of New York.

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