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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 / 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 Argo Blockchain, Invacare Corporation, Corner Bakery, Gibson Brands, Vertellus Specialties, Inc., K-V Pharmaceuticals, EveryWare Global, Sager Creek, Classic Party Rentals, Velti plc, Agera Energy, among others.
John has advised official committees of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of Compute North, Vital Pharmaceuticals, GNC Holdings, Alpha Media, Dean Foods, 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 and other stakeholders in the restructurings of Mallinckrodt plc, Washington Prime Group, Frontier Communications, Abitibi-Bowater, Highland Hospitality, Accuride and 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 MBA from New York University and a BBA from the University of Michigan.