Alan J. Carr


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Investment professional with 20 years experience around financially distressed companies — from the principal and advisor side — including investing in and leading complex financial restructurings through in and out of court-observed processes globally as well as serving on boards of directors of troubled and reorganized businesses in the U.S and Europe.


LightSquared, Inc. & LightSquared, L.P. — Independent Director and Member of Special Committee overseeing Chapter 11 restructuring

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. — Director of NYSE-listed oil exploration and production company

Tanker Investments Ltd. — Director of Oslo Borse-listed international tanker shipping company


Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA — J.D., cum laude, 1995

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA — B.A. Economics & Sociology 1992


New York State, New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District

Courts for Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Michigan and District of New Jersey.


2003-2013 Strategic Value Partners, LLC, Greenwich, CT and London, UK
Managing Director

1997-2003 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC; New York, NY
Corporate Restructuring Attorney

1995-1997 Ravin, Sarasohn, Baumgarten, Fisch & Rosen; Roseland, NJ
Corporate Restructuring Attorney


Regular speaker on distressed investing at industry (INSOL, ABI, TMA) and investor conferences

• "Distressed Investing in Europe", ABI International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium, Rome, Italy, October 2012

• "Distressed Investing: Value Funds and Their Impact Upon Restructuring", INSOL Miami, May 2012

• "Helping Your Hedge Fund Clients Trade Claims", ABI New York City Bankruptcy Conference, May 2012

• "Who's Afraid of Sovereign Debt", American Bankruptcy Institute Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2012

• "Distressed Opportunities in Europe", 14th Annual Turnaround Conference, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA, March 2012

• "Distressed Investing Strategies and Tactics", TMA Distressed Investing Conference, Las Vegas, NV, January 2012

• "The Financing of Debtors and Insolvent Entities", International Bar Association’s 17th Global Insolvency and Restructuring Conference, Paris France, May 2011