First Day


First Day by Reorg provides real-time filing alerts as soon as a company with more than $10 million in liabilities files for chapter 11 protection anywhere in the U.S. Before a company’s first day hearing, the First Day by Reorg team produces and delivers a comprehensive case summary with additional details on the posture of the case, professionals involved and secured and unsecured creditor bodies.
Clients of First Day by Reorg also have access to a robust databases of cases dating back to 2012 with extensive information on DIP financings, advisor fees, 363 sales and more, as well as quarterly industry trend pieces.

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Meet Members of the First Day Team


Ian Howland

Ian Howland

Research and Data Analyst

Ian Howland

Research and Data Analyst

Ian covers the early stages of chapter 11 restructurings and maintains a database of filings for First Day. Prior to joining Reorg, Ian was a researcher for the Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility at the New School, where he conducted research on the university’s endowment and on the efficacy of fossil fuel divestment. He has an M.A. in economics from the New School for Social Research and a B.S. in economics from Suffolk University.

Jessica Steinhagen

Jessica Steinhagen

Distressed Debt Legal Analyst

Jessica Steinhagen

Distressed Debt Legal Analyst

Jessica covers in-court and out-of-court restructurings and distressed situations for First Day. Prior to joining Reorg, Jessica was an associate in the restructuring and bankruptcy group at Otterbourg, where she represented stakeholders in all aspects of reorganizations, liquidations and distressed situations. She has a J.D. from Fordham University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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