John has 40 years of domestic and international debtor and creditor restructuring experience across a variety of industries. Over the last five years, John has led O’Melveny’s representation of the Government of Puerto Rico with respect to all aspects of the financial restructuring of Puerto Rico’s debt obligations—marking the largest municipal restructuring in US history. At the height of the 2008 Economic Crisis, John served as lead counsel to President Obama’s Auto Task Force in the restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, and the automotive supplier Delphi. During that time, he also served as lead debtor counsel for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest petro chemical producers, which emerged from chapter 11 within 15 months. He advised in every aspect of its bankruptcy restructuring of more than US$25 billion in debt. John also served as co-lead counsel in representing the Governor of California in the PG&E chapter 11 case. Mr. Rapisardi is recipient of the “Restructuring Leader, Law” accolade at the Turnaround Atlas Awards.
What John most enjoys about his career… I most enjoy the opportunity to work on high profile cutting edge restructuring cases that have made a positive impact on the lives of many people. I am grateful for the wonderful lawyers who helped launched my career and for me to do the same in turn for those I have mentored over the years.