ROBERT BINGHAM

Senior Director
New York
bbingham@zolfocooper.com
+1 212 561 4130

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Bob Bingham is a senior director at Zolfo Cooper with more than 25 years of restructuring and management experience. He has represented debtors in large, complicated bankruptcy cases, as well as lenders in out-of-court debt restructurings across numerous industries.

Professional Experience

Recent assignments include advising Pacific Exploration and Production, the largest public exploration and development company in Colombia, in preparation for their insolvency proceeding; advising the independent manager of NII International Holdings; advising Milagro Exploration, an onshore Gulf Coast exploration and development company; and advising Southern Air in its bankruptcy.

Bob advised the lenders in three separate container terminal restructurings. In two of these situations he negotiated substantial debt reductions funded by sponsor equity contributions. He was an advisor to SemGroup Energy Partners and also represented lenders to an energy exploration, production and distribution company, successfully restructuring the debt to avoid a bankruptcy filing.

Bob was the chief restructuring officer of Blue Bird, a leading school bus manufacturer, in a precedent-setting bankruptcy: 36 hours from filing to emergence.

In the Enron bankruptcy, Bob served as interim CFO and treasurer. He drove development of a plan of reorganization to deal with a myriad of difficult issues, including complex financing and tax structures and convoluted inter-company relationships.

Other debtor clients include the New York Racing Association, the Loewen Group, Sunbeam Corporation and the Washington Group. He was a key testifying witness in support of the successful confirmation hearings of Enron and the Loewen Group. Bob spent seven years as a senior financial executive of a NYSE-listed hotel company, where he led the completion of the company’s reorganization. He was an auditor and consultant for nine years with Ernst and Young.

Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations

  • B.A. in Mathematics, Trinity College
  • M.B.A. Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (2002 Gold Medal Winner)
  • Member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants