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John A. McKenna, Jr. is a Managing Director of Miller Buckfire. Over the course of his career, Mr. McKenna he has advised clients in a broad range of industries on financial restructuring, M&A and financing transactions. Representative experience includes: advising the Unsecured Creditors Committee of Delta Airlines in its restructuring of $15.0 billion of unsecured claims, Deutsche Bank as $850 million (cdn.) standby underwriter of Air Canada’s plan of reorganization, Retirement Systems of Alabama in its purchase of US Airways and restructuring of $10 billion of obligations, Nextel International (now NII Holdings) in its restructuring of $3 billon of obligations and exit financing, Impsat Fiber networks in its financial restructuring, and Paging Network in its combination with Arch Wireless and simultaneous financial restructuring.
Mr. McKenna previously served as co-head of the eastern region of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin's financial restructuring group, where he was responsible for business in the Eastern United States, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. Prior to that, Mr. McKenna was a member of the financial restructuring group at Wasserstein Perella & Co.
Mr. McKenna currently serves on the board of directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Gate Gourmet Group, Haights Cross Communications, Second Market, Inc. and US Airways. During his board service, each of these companies completed significant business transformations and/or financial restructurings. Mr. McKenna graduated, with honors, from Claremont McKenna College in 1989.