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John D’Amico is a Managing Director of Miller Buckfire. John is an advisor to a broad range of clients (companies, Boards of Directors, lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, equity holders, labor unions and other stakeholders) across multiple industries in complex Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financing and special situation transactions.
John’s company-side advisory includes mandates for Gibson Brands, Vertellus Specialties, Inc., K-V Pharmaceuticals, EveryWare Global, Sager Creek, Classic Party Rentals, Velti plc, Agera Energy, Corner Bakery, among others.
John has advised official committees of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of GNC Holdings, Sable Permian Resources, Dean Foods, Alpha Media, iHeart Media, Claire’s Stores, Momentive Performance Materials, M&G Chemicals, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Eastman Kodak, Innkeepers USA Trust, MSR Resorts, Aventine Renewable Energy, among others.
John has been an advisor to labor unions including the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (“APFA”) of American Airlines in the Chapter 11 restructuring and merger with US Airways and the National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”), the labor union of ~450 active NBA players, on the negotiation and execution of the 2017 collective bargaining agreement with the NBA.
John has advised lenders, equity holders and other stakeholders in the restructurings of Mallinckrodt plc, Washington Prime Group, Frontier Communications, Abitibi-Bowater, Highland Hospitality, Accuride, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), Vanguard Natural Resources, among others.
Prior to Miller Buckfire, John was a senior member of the Restructuring and Recapitalization Group of Jefferies LLC. Prior to that, he was a Director of Business Development at Clear Channel Communications responsible for strategic planning and execution of strategic initiatives (including acquisitions, divestitures and real estate investments) for Clear Channel Entertainment (d/b/a Live Nation). John began his career as an investment banker covering media & entertainment at Furman Selz LLC.
John has an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.