Jeanne P. Darcey is a partner and co-leader of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group in the Boston office. Since beginning her practice in 1983, Ms. Darcey has had high-level and varied experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and bondholders in out-of-court workouts, liquidations, creditor assignments and Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings. Ms. Darcey also advises clients acquiring assets of distressed entities, both in and out of bankruptcy. She often consults on corporate transactions with respect to structuring transactions and advises clients about litigation and other strategic alternatives involving high-yield or defaulted securities and rights of licensors and licensees of intellectual property in bankruptcy.
Ms. Darcey lectures often on bankruptcy issues. In addition to speaking on domestic bankruptcy issues, in July, 2013, she spoke on a panel titled "Debtor Migration: Intercontinental, Inter-District and Back," at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Northeast Bankruptcy Conference. In June, 2012 she presented "Restructuring of the Americas: Opportunities for Investment," at the American Bar Association Section of International Law meeting. In March, 2012 she spoke at the American Bar Association Section of Business Law Spring meeting on "Lessons Learned from Around the World – Recent Bondholder and Indenture Trustees issues from the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Mexico and Beyond." Ms. Darcey has also lectured and moderated panels for The World Law Group, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.
Ms. Darcey currently serves as co-chair for the Trust Indentures sub-committee of the American Bar Association's Business Bankruptcy Session. She has also served as the co-chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Boston Bar Association (2012-2014). She previously served as chair of the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group of the World Law Group (2008-2009) and as vice-chair on the Boston Bar Association’s Task Force on Financial Literacy, a joint undertaking by Boston bankruptcy lawyers and the local bankruptcy judges. The task force develops and implements a multi-unit program for Massachusetts high school students, focusing on understanding personal finance, budgeting and credit card use and the consequences of credit card abuse. Ms. Darcey continues to participate in the program as a volunteer lecturer.
She also served on the First Circuit’s Merit Selection Panel with respect to the bankruptcy judgeship opening created by the retirement of Hon. Carol J. Kenner.