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John A. Bicks

Administrative Partner (New York)
+1.212.536.3906
Fax +1.212.536.3901
John Bicks is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He focuses his practice on matters relating to the representation of debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors and equity security holders, individual creditors, investors, plan sponsors, and asset acquirers in Chapter 11 cases, as well as out-of-court restructurings and related transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Bicks practiced at another law firm in New York. He also served as general counsel and co-chairman and CEO of publicly held ICH Corporation and its various operating subsidiaries, and as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Mr. Bicks appears regularly as a legal analyst on news programs including Fox News, Court TV and CNN.

  • Represented Landauer Healthcare Holding and affiliates as debtors-in-possession in Chapter 11 cases in the District of Delaware.
  • Represented shareholders and senior management of Quadriga Art and affiliates in an out-of-court restructuring of more than $100 million in funded debt.
  • Represented Movie Gallery, Hollywood Video and affiliates as debtors-in-possession in Chapter 11 cases in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Represented Titan Outdoor as debtor in an out-of-court restructuring of more than $1 billion in funded debt and other contractual obligations.
  • Represented official creditors committees in the Chapter 11 cases of Federal-Mogul Corporation and of Powermate Holdings and affiliates (both District of Delaware).
  • Represented official equity committees in the Chapter 11 cases of Eagle-Picher Industries (Southern District of Ohio), Loral Space and Communications (Southern District of New York) and Hancock Fabrics (District of Delaware).
  • Represented Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation of State of New York in prosecution of claims against estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings relating to termination of two Reserve Fund Agreements with an aggregate face value of nearly $400 million.