Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Constituting America’s Student Ambassadors, Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman, chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom!
Part 7 of our “Bill of Rights” series: Fifth Amendment
Special Guest: J. Eric Wise
Eric Wise is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Business Restructuring, and Reorganization Practice Group and also the Global Finance Practice Group. Mr. Wise advises debtors and creditors in complex restructuring and financing transactions. Mr. Wise has represented first lien credit groups, junior lien creditor groups, unsecured creditor groups, official committees of unsecured creditors, equity holders, post-petition lenders and debtors in restructurings, as well as lenders, arrangers and borrowers in new money originations.
Mr. Wise is expert in junior capital and special situations financing structures. Mr. Wise also has extensive experience in Chapter 11 cases, and has been involved in numerous work-outs, rights offerings, recapitalizations, restructurings, and post-petition and exit financings, and distressed debt purchases and sales.
Mr. Wise’s experience extends across a wide range of industries, such as shipping, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, steel, automotive, chemical, energy, transportation, financial institutions, and paper and forest products sectors. Mr. Wise is frequently asked to advise on intercreditor relationships and complex debt structuring issues.
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Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in televisions’ Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but she is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the co-president of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan is sixteen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America, and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest in the Entrepreneurial (where she created a marketing plan), PSA (entitled “Know Your Rights. Read The Constitution”) and STEM (where she created an app). She is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Constituting America Student Ambassador Dakare Chatman is 18 years old, and is currently a junior, full-time college student in South Carolina. He has won Constituting America’s We The Future Contest twice, once for best PSA where he reminded viewers the Constitution is “An American Thing, So Know It” and twice for his short film “Man On The Street.” He is also actively involved in our National Youth Advisory Board. He’s a working actor seen most recently in HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones and on April 15 in Netflix’s: Outer Banks. Dakare wishes to be an actor, but also a politician. But says you must be an actor to be a politician.