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Harry A. Perrin

Harry A. Perrin Partner, Restructuring & Reorganization

Harry is a partner based out of the Houston office, who focuses his practice on national restructuring and reorganization matters. He has extensive experience representing various parties in out-of-court restructurings and complex chapter 11 cases, both as an attorney and as an investment banker/financial advisor. Harry has represented clients in a range of industries, including manufacturing; transportation; upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the energy industry; oil field services; power; petrochemicals; real estate; retail; sub-prime finance; professional sports; and mass media.

Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins in 2007, Harry was co-head of the restructuring arm of a Houston-based investment bank and financial advisory firm. He was also previously a partner in the Houston office of a national law firm, and a co-founding partner of a Houston-based business bankruptcy firm.

Experience Highlights

  • RAAM Global Energy and its subsidiaries, an offshore and onshore E&P company, in their chapter 11 restructuring of over $300 million in debt; credit bid sale approved and plan confirmed in the first 3 months of the chapter 11 case filed in Houston, Texas
  • Energy XXI Ltd, a publicly-traded offshore energy E&P company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases which reduced the company's funded debt by more than $3 billion
  • Goodrich Petroleum, a publicly-traded exploration and production company, in connection with out-of-court restructuring efforts and its chapter 11 cases
  • Co-counsel to the Houston Astros as owner and substantial creditor in connection with the involuntary chapter 11 case commenced against the Houston Regional Sports Network
  • Co-counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of the holders of $1.5 billion in second lien notes in ATP Oil & Gas Corporation’s chapter 11 case
  • Counsel to CDX Gas, LLC, an energy exploration and production company, as debtor in possession in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas; successful confirmed plan of reorganization for the CDX debtors remaining in chapter 11
  • Counsel to Spectrum Brands, Inc., a retail consumer goods company, as debtor in possession in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas; plan confirmed
  • Counsel to a secured lender group in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Heritage Consolidated LLC, et al., an energy exploration and production company, filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas; plan confirmed

Contact Details


T +1.713.758.2548
F +1.713.615.5016
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Harry's Practices

  • University of Houston Bates College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 1980 (University of Houston Law Review)
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., Accounting with honors, 1975 (Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honor Fraternity; Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Fraternity)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; United States Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeal for 5th, 9th, and 11th Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
    • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law (Texas), 2009–2019
    • Legal 500 U.S., Corporate Restructuring, 2013 and 2014; Corporate Restructuring: Including Bankruptcy, 2015, 2017 and 2018
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2010–2020
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), "Lawyer of the Year" in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Houston), 2016, 2020
    • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2012–2013, 2015–2019
    • Fellow: American College of Bankruptcy
    • Member: Houston Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute; Texas Longhorn Foundation 200 Horns Club & Littlefield Society; Dean’s Society, University of Houston Law Center; Houston Bar Foundation (Sustaining Member)
    • Director & Lifetime Vice President: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo