Barton J. Winokur
Partner | New York | Philadelphia
Barton J. Winokur
  • Fannie Mae in connection with a US$11.6 billion settlement with Bank of America to settle all repurchase and certain other claims surrounding almost all of the mortgage loans originated by Countrywide Financial Corp and Bank of America National Association from 2000 through 2008. As part of the deal, Mr. Winokur helped skillfully negotiate a settlement that has widely been praised, avoiding what seemed like certain litigation.
  • Haas Trusts as special counsel in connection with their 35% interest in Rohm and Haas. The Dow Chemical Company had agreed to acquire Rohm and Haas in early 2008 for in excess of US$15 billion, but by the end of 2008 and continuing into 2009, the acquisition had foundered in the face of the financial crisis as Dow sued to break the deal. Mr. Winokur played a key role in negotiating and structuring the supplemental financing that enabled the deal to close. The financing was led by the Haas Trusts and was structured to enable them to realize not only the full US$5.5 billion deal value of their shares, but to also realize without risk the full cash value for most of their interest immediately after the closing.
  • One Equity Partners on its US$470 million acquisition of APAC Customer Services, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed business process outsourcing (BPO) company, and the subsequent merger of NCO Group, Inc., another BPO and portfolio company of One Equity Partners, with APAC. In connection with the merger transaction, Mr. Winokur also helped structure and implement a complex reorganization and an approximately US$1 billion refinancing.
  • Innovatus Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Innovatus Flagship Fund, which employs a private debt and diversified asset-based strategy. The fund, which was formed by former key members of the Perella Weinberg Asset Based Value Strategy, focuses on distressed, disruptive and growth opportunities resulting from regulatory changes, market volatility and the pace of innovation.
    • Cornell University, A.B., Government, 1961
    • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964, Editor of the Harvard Law Review
    • Pennsylvania
    • New York
    • Member, several corporate boards
    • Member and Former Chair, Board of Trustees of Brandeis University, from which he received an honorary doctoral degree of humane letters
    • Board of Trustees of Cornell University executive committee and Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences
    • Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Law School
    • Council on Foreign Relations
    • Board of Governors of Gratz College
    • Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Honorable Abraham L. Freedman