• Biography

    Kourtney Lyda is in the Restructuring Practice Group of Haynes and Boone. Her practice is focused on the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law and related litigation.

    Professional Recognition

    • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020-2021.
    • Featured in the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyers and U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers listings, 2020

    Selected Client Representations

    • Represented Erickson Incorporated as Debtor-in-Possession in Chapter 11.
    • Represented Dune Energy, Inc. as Debtor-in-Possession in Chapter 11.
    • Represented Global Aviation as Debtor-in-Possession in Chapter 11.
    • Representation of ATA Airlines, Inc. in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving the wind-down and liquidation of its operations and assets
    • Representation of the DIP Agent and Pre-Petition Second Lien Agent in the chapter 11 case of Marcal Paper Mills, Inc. on behalf of the secured lenders who are owed collectively over $140 million
    • Representation of Gemini Air Cargo, Inc. and its affiliates in a pre-negotiated chapter 11 bankruptcy involving a debt for equity conversion and emergence under a plan of reorganization within six months
    • Representation of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases, one of the 10 largest bankruptcy filings in 2004
    • Representation of secured lenders in the Galey & Lord Industries, Inc. -- Chapter 11 case
    • Representation of secured lenders, unsecured creditors and debtors in a variety of industries including numerous oil and gas, power and energy related bankruptcies.

    Recent Speeches and Publications

    • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section Newsletter, Co-Editor, Spring 2003-present.
  • Education and Clerkships

    • LL.M., Taxation, University of Houston Law Center, 2000
    • J.D., University of Tulsa, 1999
    • B.S., Texas A&M University, 1996, cum laude
      • Honorable William Greendyke, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (2000 to 2002)
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas