Jane Vris

Managing Director

General Counsel

Ms. Vris is chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference.

Ms. Vris serves as General Counsel and Managing Director at Millstein & Co., LP. She brings nearly thirty-five years of experience as a restructuring professional to the firm, beginning her career as a Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. At Millstein, she has participated in engagements for a number of clients, including the fiscal agent for Puerto Rico, counsel to an ad hoc group of senior secured creditors in the consolidated cases of Energy Futures Holdings and its subsidiaries, the UAW both in and out of court, companies  in private exchange offers, and the largest creditor in CORE Media’s chapter 11 case.

Before joining Millstein, Ms. Vris advised boards, special committees, creditors, potential purchasers of assets from distressed companies, and equity investors in companies emerging from Chapter 11. Ms. Vris’ prior clients have included Deutsche Bundesbank, the central bank of Germany, in the Lehman bankruptcy cases; Huntsman as the stalking horse bidder in Tronox; and Cereberus as the equity owner of Chrysler in its historic chapter 11 case. She has testified before Congress on bankruptcy matters, including resolution bills for systemically important financial institutions. 

Ms. Vris is chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a non-partisan organization of sixty of the leading lawyers, law professors and judges whose primary purpose for over seventy-five years has been to advise Congress on bankruptcy law.  She is the first female conferee elected to that position.  Ms. Vris has previously chaired the Steering Committee of the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project; is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors; was a contributing editor to Colliers, the leading treatise on US bankruptcy law, for nearly twenty years; has written on numerous bankruptcy issues; and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and programs. She has been recognized in numerous publications as a leading bankruptcy professional, including Chambers and the International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers. Ms. Vris has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the NYU Law Review, and a B.A, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.