Dow Corning Corporation

The Case

The Firm acted as debtor’s counsel in the Dow Corning Corporation bankruptcy filed in Michigan. The multi-billion dollar reorganization involved one of the largest mass tort driven Chapter 11 bankruptcies ever filed. Dow Corning was faced with hundreds of thousands of product liability claims arising from the manufacture and sale of medical products involving silicone gel, principally silicone gel breast implants. As debtor’s counsel, lawyers from the Firm (and also while at a prior firm) were involved in all aspects of the chapter 11 reorganization. The case resulted in a confirmed plan of reorganization, and the company successfully exited bankruptcy with a strong, vibrant business.