Mooney Green represents the interests of unions and benefit plans in Chapter 7 and 11 cases.

Mooney Green attorneys represent unions and benefit plans when employers file for bankruptcy. We have extensive experience dealing with reorganization and shutdown proceedings for private employers, across a wide range of industries, under Chapters 7 and 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

In addition to filing claims in bankruptcy, we have served on creditors’ committees and have extensive bankruptcy litigation experience, including participation in challenges to debtors’ efforts to terminate their pension and retiree healthcare obligations pursuant to Sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code and battles over the allowance and priority treatment of our client plans’ claims.

We help our clients navigate the bankruptcy process, both in court and in negotiations with the debtor employer.

Practice Highlights
  • Alpha Natural Resources - successfully negotiated an allowed unsecured claim of $985 million.
  • Peabody Energy Corp. – successfully moved to lift automatic stay and submit dispute to arbitration, which resulted in a confidential settlement.
  • Patriot Coal (Patriot I) – successfully convinced debtor to retain its contribution obligation rather than incurring withdrawal liability.
MoonyGreen Practice: Fire Fighters
Fire Fighters
Mooney Green proudly serves as the general counsel to the International Association of Fire Fighters.
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MoonyGreen Practice: Labor Union Representation
Labor Union Representation
Mooney Green provides legal services to labor organizations that represent America’s working men and women.
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MoonyGreen Practice: Benefit Plan Administration & Compliance
Benefit Plan Administration & Compliance
Mooney Green provides legal services necessary for administering, operating, and maintaining multiemployer plans.
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MoonyGreen Practice: Rail/Transportation
Mooney Green represents rail, transit, and aviation unions to enforce their rights and advance their interests.
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MoonyGreen Practice: Collections/ERISA Litigation
Collections/ERISA Litigation
Mooney Green provides a full range of litigation services for our benefit fund clients.
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MoonyGreen Practice: Legislative/Regulatory
Mooney Green has experience drafting legislation, commenting on rulemaking, and providing testimony to regulatory bodies
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