Thomas has played a pivotal role in the restructuring of more than US$100 billion of debt, in some of the largest and most complex restructurings in history. This significant track record has made him a go-to lawyer for clients involved in the toughest and most challenging of bankruptcies. He combines a deep understanding, based on more than 30 years’ experience, of the underlying legal principles, with a willingness to develop new and creative solutions and then to take on the difficult litigation challenges that often come into play in the insolvency arena. Most recently, Tom and his team he and his team successfully led Hertz out of chapter 11. Mr. Lauria received his J.D., from George C. Taylor Law Center, University of Tennessee as well as B.A from the University of Tennessee.