New York, NY – Prime Clerk, a leading bankruptcy claims and noticing agent, has expanded our leadership team by adding two key players in the restructuring industry. Saima Meyer has joined Prime Clerk’s Business Development team as a Managing Director and Craig Johnson has joined Prime Clerk’s Solicitation & Public Securities team as a Director.
Saima joins Prime Clerk with nearly 15 years of restructuring experience, having begun her career as an attorney in the Business Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. There Saima worked on dozens of major chapter 11 restructurings, including representing debtors and major key creditor constituencies across a broad range of industries. After Weil, Saima served as Managing Director of Corporate Restructuring Services at another claims and noticing agent.
Saima graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and received her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School.
“We are excited to have such an experienced industry veteran join the Prime Clerk family. Saima will continue our tradition of promoting experienced industry professionals into leadership positions within Prime Clerk” said Benjamin Schrag, Chief Business Development Officer of Prime Clerk.
Craig joins Prime Clerk with nearly twenty years of industry experience. Craig further expands Prime Clerk’s team of industry experts in the area of solicitation and the administration of corporate events involving holders of publicly-traded securities. He manages the solicitation and tabulation of Prime Clerk’s clients’ chapter 11 plans within the context of both traditional chapter 11 cases, pre-negotiated, and “prepackaged” cases. He also advises clients on issues relating to the noticing of holders of publicly-traded securities and handles the administration of in and out-of-court restructurings, and other corporate actions events, such as exchange offers, consent solicitations, rights offerings and distributions. Craig has led complex engagements for AMR Corporation (American Airlines), General Motors, Arcapita Bank, Borders Group, Claire’s Stores, Exide Technologies, Flintkote Company, Genco Shipping and Trading, iHeart Media, Southeastern Grocers, TB Shipping Services and United Gilsonite Laboratories.
Craig started his career as an associate in the Business Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and prior to that was a law clerk to The Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Craig graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in history and received his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.
Christina Pullo, a Vice President of Prime Clerk and head of its Solicitation & Public Securities group, remarked, “Craig is one of the few experts in the solicitation and public securities field and his leadership will only further our position as the industry leader.”
Prime Clerk is a leading bankruptcy and restructuring claims and noticing agent based in New York and was founded by veteran restructuring attorneys and consultants with the vision of bringing next generation technology, heightened professionalism and reliable service into a stagnant industry. Prime Clerk delivers tailored, practical and client-collaborative solutions to bankruptcy administration.