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  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., Bucknell University, 1991, cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Other Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Master of the Bench, Walter Chandler American Inn of Court

Kevin C. Maclay

Member, Washington, D.C.
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Kevin C. Maclay is a Member of Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation, and protecting creditors' rights in Chapter 11 cases. Mr. Maclay has extensive experience in such representations, including in protecting the rights of creditors through fraudulent transfer actions, objecting to, drafting or revising and ultimately negotiating plans of reorganization, as well as handling all of the other matters important to the interests of creditors that arise in major bankruptcy cases involving substantial liabilities.

Mr. Maclay has represented numerous tort creditors' committees, and significant tort creditors in major Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings across the country as lead or co-lead counsel, including in the bankruptcies of Kaiser Gypsum Inc. and Hanson Permanent Cement Inc., Fairbanks Co., Duro Dyne Corp., Yarway Corp., AMR Corp. (American Airlines), City Homes LLC III, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), Sepco Corp., Eagle Inc., Rapid-American, and Hawker Beechcraft. He also represented such entities in the bankruptcies of Federal-Mogul Global, W.R. Grace & Co., G-I Holdings (formerly GAF Corporation), Flintkote and Flintkote Mines, Ltd., Global Industrial Technologies, Congoleum, and Quigley.

Mr. Maclay also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including litigation involving nonprofit organizations, securities and consumer class actions, tax litigation, commercial contract actions, and antitrust cases. He has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts across the country, as well as in commercial arbitrations.

Mr. Maclay graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1994), where he was a member of the Law Review.

Awards & Rankings

  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2014-Present; Recommended, Washington, D.C., 2010-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-Present
  • Chambers USA, 2019-Present
  • The Washington Post, Top Attorneys, Washington, D.C., 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C., 2014-Present

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