Catherine Lee - McDermott Will & Emery


Catherine Lee focuses her practice on corporate and transactional matters. She represents debtors, creditors and other parties in interest across various industries and in connection with in- and out-of-court restructurings, workouts and other commercial issues. Catherine’s experience includes representing large domestic and international companies in chapter 11 and chapter 15 proceedings.


  • Represented Yellow Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries, including YRC, Reddaway, Holland, and Yellow Logistics, in their chapter 11 cases in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, securing a $1.525 billion stalking horse bidder for Yellow Corporation’s owned real estate assets*
  • Represented Québec-based Ideal Protein of America and its debtor affiliates in their chapter 15 proceedings in the United States and proceedings in Canada under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), the former which resulted in Ideal Protein running a competitive sale and investment solicitation process to maximize enterprise value*
  • Represented SiO2 Medical Products, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their prearranged chapter 11 cases in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As a result of the proposed restructuring, SiO2’s balance sheet was substantially deleveraged*

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The University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with high distinction, Order of the Coif, 2020
University of Nebraksa-Lincoln, BS, with honors and distinction, 2016



US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois