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Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings, LLC

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Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings, LLC and its affiliated debtors were formed to acquire, explore for, develop, produce, and operate natural gas and oil properties in the Marcellus Shale basin, one of the largest shale plays in the United States encompassing over 30 million acres across four states in the eastern U.S.  The debtors commenced their chapter 11 cases to obtain approval of a prepackaged plan of reorganization meant to not only reduce debt, but also maintain the underlying value of the debtors’ businesses and position the debtors for future growth.  The prepackaged plan of reorganization was approved 45 days after the commencement of the chapter 11 cases and significantly de-levered the debtors through a debt for equity conversion while providing general unsecured creditors with a 100% recovery.  Young Conaway was retained to represent the Debtors, as co-counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell.

Bon-Ton Stores

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. and its affiliated debtors were a leading hometown department store retailer with 256 stores located in twenty-three states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains.  The Bon-Ton debtors commenced their bankruptcy cases due to adverse trends in the retail industry, including consumers’ shift from shopping in brick-and-mortar stores to online retail channels.  Following a marketing and sale process and auction, the Bon-Ton debtors ultimately sold substantially all of their assets to a joint venture led by Bon-Ton’s second lien noteholders.  Young Conaway was retained as co-counsel in Bon-Ton’s bankruptcy cases with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

School Specialty, Inc.

Young Conaway serves as co-counsel to School Specialty, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are one of the largest suppliers of supplemental educational products, equipment, and standards-based curriculums to the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade market in the United States.

Bicent Holdings LLC

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Bicent Holdings LLC and certain of its affiliates in their pre-arranged chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors own and operate two electric power generating facilities respectively located in California and Montana, with an aggregate production capacity of over 168 MW. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on August 21, 2012.

Buffets Holdings Inc. II

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, to Buffets Restaurants Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors comprised the nation's largest company-owned steak-buffet restaurant chain, and one of the largest national chains in the family dining segment of the restaurant industry. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 18, 2012.

Cinram International, Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel, with Shearman & Sterliing LLP, to Cinram International ULC, in its capacity as the authorized Foreign Representative for Cinram International Inc. and certain of its affiliates in a proceeding commenced under Canada's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and pending before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Eastman Kodak Company

Young Conaway serves as co-counsel, with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, to Eastman Kodak Company and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Debtors comprise a materials science company with a long history of innovation and successful commercialization of proprietary technologies, and were previously the world's leading producer of film and cameras.

Los Angeles Dodgers LLC

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, to the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the oldest professional baseball teams in the United States and are presently located in Los Angeles, California. With Young Conaway’s and Dewey's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy in 2012.

AbitibiBowater Inc.

Young Conaway acted as counsel, with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, to AbitibiBowater Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were the world's largest producer of newsprint by capacity and one of the largest publicly traded pulp and paper manufacturers in the world. With Young Conaway's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2010.

Flying J Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to Flying J Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are a fully integrated oil company with operations in the field of exploration, production, refining, transportation, wholesaling and retailing of petroleum products. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their joint plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 23, 2010.

Penn Traffic

Young Conaway served as co-counsel to The Penn Traffic Company, et al., one of the leading food retailers in the eastern United States. Penn Traffic operated 107 supermarkets in Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire under the "Bi-Lo", "P&C" and "Quality" trade names. Penn Traffic also operated wholesale food distribution businesses serving approximately 122 licensed franchises and independent operators. As co-counsel for Penn Traffic, Young Conaway played a central role in achieving a reorganization which paid unsecured creditors in full.

NTK Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, to the Ad Hoc Committee, which was comprised of claimants of Nortek, Inc. as well as NTK Holdings, Inc.

Samsonite Company Stores, LLC

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, in the chapter 11 proceedings of Samsonite Company Stores, LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are the world's largest and most recognized designer and distributor of luggage and related products. With Young Conaway's help, the Debtor successfully confirmed a joint plan of reorganization and exited bankruptcy in 2010.

Stock Building Supply Holdings, LLC

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel to Stock Building Supply Holdings and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Collectively, the Debtors were one of the largest suppliers of building materials to professional home builders and contractors throughout the United States. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtors confirmed a plan of reorganization and exited bankruptcy in 2010.

Buffets Holdings Inc. I

Young Conaway acted as lead counsel to Buffets Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors comprised the nation's largest company-owned steak-buffet restaurant chain, and one of the largest national chains in the family dining segment of the restaurant industry. Under the guidance of Young Conaway, the Debtors successfully confirmed their chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection on April 28, 2009.

Sun-Times Media Group, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel to Sun-Times Media Group and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors' business consists of the publishing, printing, and distributing of newspapers in the greater Chicago, Illinois, metropolitan area and the operation of various related websites. With Young Conaway’s assistance, the Debtors successfully sold substantially all of their assets in a 363 sale and confirmed a plan of liquidation in 2011.

Hispanic Yellow Pages Network, LLC

Young Conaway represented Hispanic Yellow Pages Network, LLC and certain of its affiliates in their chapter 7 proceedings.

Bill's Dollar Stores, Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel, with Alston & Bird LLP, to Bill's Dollar Stores, Inc. in its chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. With the assistance of Young Conaway, the Debtor sold substantially all of its operating assets to Factor, Inc. in return for approximately $29 million in cash plus payment of certain cure costs and other related consideration and successfully confirmed a chapter 11 plan of liquidation.

Progressive Molded Products Inc.

Young Conaway served as co-counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, to Progressive Molded Products, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. At the time of their bankruptcy filing, the Debtors were a leading North American automotive interior subsystem supplier and manufactured products for a wide range of vehicle platforms, including six of the top ten selling models in North America.

American Color Graphics/ACG Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to ACG Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates, in their pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors are one of the leading printers of advertising inserts and newspaper products in the United States developed from a business that commenced operations in 1926. The Debtors are also one of the most technologically advanced providers of premedia services in the United States. With Young Conaway's assistance, the Debtors successfully confirmed their pre-packaged chapter 11 plan of reorganization and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2008.

Remy Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Young Conaway acted as co-counsel, along with Shearman & Sterling, to Remy Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Debtors were a leading global supplier of automobile, truck, and heavy machinery starters, alternators, hybrid motors and steering components, as well as a supplier of diesel locomotive parts and services. With Young Conaway's help, the Debtors successfully confirmed a prepackaged joint plan of reorganization and exited bankruptcy in 2008.