SCOTT W. WINN

Senior Managing Director
New York
swinn@zolfocooper.com
+ 1 212 561 4030

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Scott Winn, a senior managing director at Zolfo Cooper, has more than 25 years of professional experience in finance, operations and strategy, specializing in distressed and underperforming companies. A seasoned restructuring expert, Scott provides hands-on leadership and creative advice to distressed organizations, their creditors, investor groups and other stakeholders. His deep expertise covers a wide array of industries, including energy, restaurant, health care, retail, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing and other service sectors.

Professional Experience

Scott is currently advising Maxus Energy in its Chapter 11 proceeding. He recently advised Pacific Exploration and Production, the largest public exploration and development company in Colombia. He served as CRO of Milagro Exploration, an onshore Gulf Coast oil and gas exploration and development company. Scott was financial advisor to the Examiner in the Dynegy Chapter 11 cases. He also provided expert services in a dispute between an oil and gas producer and its subsidiaries. Scott was appointed chief restructuring officer of Pacific Energy Resources Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and development company and also advised SemGroup Energy Partners, a leading energy transportation and storage enterprise.

At Enron, Scott was the management executive responsible for leading the efforts to divest non-core businesses, resolve special purpose entities and manage Chapter 11 processes; he also provided commercial oversight to complex litigation. Scott’s previous assignments include either company or creditor representation for Southern Air, Buffet Holdings, New York Racing Association, Performance Transportation Services, Apria Healthcare Group, Special Metals, Laidlaw, Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation, Allegheny General Hospital and Mariner Health Group.

Scott's experience in insolvency-related litigation includes performing complex financial analysis, fact-finding and expert witness testimony in matters such as ResCap, Dynegy, MBIA v. Countrywide and Enron.

His cross border experience includes the insolvencies of Fertilizantes Nitrogenados de Venezuela, FertiNitro, CEC, a billion-dollar fertilizer plant; a major Venezuelan oil producer; Winstar Communications, which had operations in Europe/UK, the United States, Latin America and Asia; and One. Tel, an Australian wireless telecommunications enterprise. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Scott was a partner with Deloitte & Touche in reorganization services. He began his career with J. Henry Schroder Bank & Trust.

Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations

  • B.S. in business from Georgetown University