USA

Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Nationwide

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, Dallas and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Powerhouse for creditor, creditors' committee and bondholder representations. Maintains its unassailable reputation for depth and breadth of experience, with expertise also extending to debtor-side work for an impressive range of domestic and international companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The great thing about Akin is that they are the most client-focused firm out there, and they are fantastic lawyers!"

"A very, very strong group for creditor committee work." 

Work highlights Represented Atlantic Express Transportation in a series of asset sales as part of the liquidation of the company through a Chapter 11 process.

Acted for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Edison Mission Energy (EME) throughout EME's Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including settlement negotiations surrounding the previous Transaction Support Agreement. Serves as lead counsel to the newly created EME Reorganization Trust.

Notable practitioners  

Daniel Golden has a reputation as an "extremely strong" practitioner, and heads the New York financial restructuring practice. He is particularly noted for his market-leading experience in representing bondholders' and creditors' committees in high-value proceedings.

Ira Dizengoff is described by impressed sources as "extremely skilled, prepared and efficient in delivery of services." His impressive creditor-side practice continues to attract major mandates, with recent work including representing the Steering Committee of Longview Power in Chapter 11 proceedings involving approximately $1 billion in debt.

Restructuring expert Fred Hodara is highlighted for his extensive representation of institutional lenders, committees and insurers in complex proceedings, with recent mandates including cross-border bankruptcies and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Sources emphasize the value of his hands-on, detail-oriented approach.

Michael Stamer acts for committees of secured and unsecured creditors, lenders and debtors in a range of distressed situations. He is highly rated by his clients for his ability to steer through challenging situations and find an equitable solution.

Charles Gibbs is an experienced debtor- and creditor-side counsel in both Chapter 11 situations and out-of-court restructurings. He draws particular acclaim for his work involving companies in the oil and gas industry, and also regularly represents real estate entities.

Significant clients Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Excel Maritime Carriers, Ad Hoc Group of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Unsecured Noteholders, Debt and Equity Holder of Momentive Performance Materials, Steering Committee of Secured Lenders of Longview Power LLC.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Commended for its impressive intellectual horsepower, underpinning a broad practice acting for both debtors and creditors in diverse restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Fields a strong team of litigators and corporate attorneys with a particularly notable reputation for advising on cross-border issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A team of people who think through problems and have a great knowledge base."

"A world-class law firm." 

Work highlights Advised Citibank on litigation in the Southern District of New York and Second Circuit regarding $8.4 billion of bonds issued by the Republic of Argentina.

Continued to advise Pinnacle Airlines on its Chapter 11 proceedings, including the restructuring of over $1 billion in assets and the company's sale to Delta Air Lines.

Notable practitioners  

Donald Bernstein is singled out as a "high-quality individual" by interviewees, who also describe his "high-level understanding of the law and of which issues are solvable with a technical solution" as key strengths. He cochairs the firm's insolvency and restructuring practice.

Marshall Huebner is commended for his "fantastic" representation of debtors and financial institutions in major bankruptcies and restructurings. His recent mandates include advising James River Coal Company on its Chapter 11 proceedings, including the purchase of its assets by JR Acquisition.

Significant clients James River Coal, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers International (Europe), Morgan Stanley, Patriot Coal.

Band 1 | Jones Day

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Cleveland.

What the team is known for A dominant player in the market, offering significant depth in debtor-side representation and distressed M&A transactions. Also attracts high-value creditor work, drawing on the broad-based strength and global experience of its team. Areas of particular skill include restructurings involving mass tort and asbestos issues, and advising on pension and union matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Nationally, Jones Day is the gold standard of bankruptcy practices."

"Outstanding in all respects; creative and diligent problem-solvers." 

Work highlights Represented NII Holdings and a number of its affiliates in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings and wider global negotiations. The aggregate liabilities of the companies involved reach approximately $8 billion.

Secured a confirmed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for AFA Foods, one of the largest processors of ground beef in the USA. The plan followed a major asset sale and global settlement agreement.

Notable practitioners  

Los Angeles-based Bruce Bennett is widely regarded as one of the top names in the bankruptcy market, and has a enviable reputation for representing debtors and creditors in major restructurings and bankruptcies. His recent experience includes advising the Litigation Trustee and Plan Administrator on ongoing claims relating to the MF Global Chapter 11 restructuring.

Corinne Ball specializes in reorganizations and distressed acquisitions, and is held out as a go-to practitioner for particularly challenging matters. According to clients: "She knows the answer to every question you could pose and is really good at explaining the issues." She is described by market commentators as "one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in the USA."

Heather Lennox recently formed part of the team that successfully negotiated a plan of reorganization for the City of Detroit, paving the way for its emergence from Chapter 9 bankruptcy. She also has a well-established reputation for her creditor-side practice, and handles major court and out-of-court proceedings.

Paul Leake is recognized for his impressive representation of all parties involved in restructurings, with experience including Chapter 11 liquidations, distressed M&A and out-of-court negotiations across a range of industries. He is commended for his "very smart" approach to complex proceedings.

Cleveland-based David Heiman is commended by interviewees for his strategic approach to matters such as major Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 proceedings. He handles high-value restructurings for diverse clients, including debtors, creditors and lenders. He led the firm's high-profile representation of the City of Detroit.

Richard Wynne is described by his clients as a practitioner who "really has his finger on the pulse of what needs to be done" in a case. His recent mandates include advising unsecured creditors in major Chapter 11 proceedings.

Significant clients The City of Detroit, NII Holdings, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, MSD Performance, Soundview Chapter 11 Trustee.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Chicago.

What the team is known for Widely acclaimed for its heavyweight debtor representations and impressive bench strength. Fields experience across a broad spread of industries and proceedings, gaining increasing recognition for its creditor-side expertise. Dominant insolvency expertise complemented by notable M&A practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The number one bankruptcy practice in the USA." 

"When a huge corporation is going to file a debtor case, Kirkland is one of the firms they think of."

Work highlights Advised Centerbridge Partners on its agreement to undertake a full recapitalization of Boart Longyear. These transactions conclude Boart Longyear's strategic review process.

Acted for Caesars Entertainment Operating Company and a number of affiliates on a possible debt restructuring involving $19.6 billion of debt.

Notable practitioners  

The "terrific" James Sprayregen has an undisputed reputation as one of the leading debtor-side bankruptcy practitioners in the USA. Clients describe him as "a world-class practice leader" whose impressive restructuring experience is of real value when providing strategic advice on complex proceedings.

Paul Basta is held out as a heavyweight at the bankruptcy Bar whose broad-based restructuring expertise "takes it up a notch higher" for clients. He primarily represents creditors, debtors and equity holders.

Edward Sassower is singled out for his skill in handling distressed companies in the energy industry, as well as for significant bankruptcy expertise and practical business sense. He is particularly praised for his recent representation of Energy Future Holdings (EFH) in its various Chapter 11 filings.

Jonathan Henes impresses commentators with his ability to handle complex distressed situations efficiently and effectively on behalf of both creditors and debtors. He is described as "a terrific solution-oriented and collaborative attorney" who "fights hard for his client to achieve a fair outcome."

Anup Sathy is regularly sought after by companies in financial distress, and is described by one client as "exactly the right person you need when you need the very best at your side."

Marc Kieselstein acts for debtors and creditors in a range of bankruptcy, workout and restructuring matters, including Chapter 11 proceedings and distressed M&A. He forms a key part of the firm's Chicago-based restructuring group.

Significant clients Longview Power, Physiotherapy Holdings, Prommis Holdings, Sbarro, Source Home Entertainment.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Market-leading representation of significant creditors and creditors' committees in major bankruptcy proceedings. Highly regarded for both its high-quality service and technical excellence, attracting an international client base drawn from wide-ranging industries. Out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 filings feature heavily in its sophisticated caseload.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a very detailed understanding of current trends and have good practice area depth."

"They always have the bankruptcy code and the most recent precedent at their fingertips."

Work highlights Represented the Ad Hoc First Lien Group in the Cengage Learning Chapter 11 case. This group held a large percentage of Cengage's fulcrum security, and played a key role in mediation proceedings surrounding its global reorganization settlement.

Negotiated a comprehensive restructuring transaction on behalf of the secured creditors of Genco Shipping & Trading, which secured over 80% of the common stock in the reorganized Genco.

Notable practitioners  

Dennis Dunne "understands the key issues in a bankruptcy quickly and is good at focusing in and moving a process forward" according to sources. He is the leader of the firm's financial restructuring group, and draws on experience in representing creditors and debtors, as well as other major parties involved in bankruptcy proceedings.

Gerard Uzzi is a significant figure at the bankruptcy Bar, with notable expertise in handling Chapter 11 filings and other proceedings for diverse clients. He is particularly recognized for his representation of bondholders in major restructuring projects.

Paul Aronzon is the co-managing partner of the firm's office in Los Angeles. He is highly praised for his work on complex restructurings and reorganizations, with sources emphasizing his financial services background as a useful facet of his work. His expertise extends to both creditor- and debtor-side representations.

Matthew Barr is experienced in representing clients such as creditors, debtors and lenders across a wide range of industries in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. His "fantastic client service" is particularly highlighted by interviewees, as is his impressive handling of complex cases.

Significant clients Paulson & Co, Silver Point Capital, Deutsche Bank, Monarch Alternative Capital, DNB Bank ASA.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Talented bankruptcy practitioners experienced in advising across a standout breadth of matters, including representation of major creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court reorganizations. Well regarded for its leading litigation capabilities as well as its ability to handle transactions involving distressed entities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their team has a good presence and a credibility earned by the quality of the work they've done."

"They are smart, practical and don't get caught up in irrelevant points." 

Work highlights Acted for the unofficial committee of pre-petition senior secured noteholders of Exide Technologies, advising on all matters arising from the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy and post-petition financing.

Acted for Preferred Sands and its subsidiaries in an out-of-court restructuring transaction, involving the refinancing of around $680 million of debt.

Notable practitioners  

Alan Kornberg is highly sought after by lender and creditor groups involved in distressed situations, as well as offering notable debtor-side expertise. He is held in high esteem by market commentators and clients for his "outstanding" restructuring practice, and is described as "very practical and good to work with."

Andrew Rosenberg is a specialist in representing creditors in restructurings and bankruptcies, with sources praising his ability to work constructively toward a solution without losing sight of the big picture. According to interviewees: "He is very focused on doing what is best for his client."

Stephen Shimshak is well known for his expertise in handling bankruptcy litigation, and also offers experience in advising diverse parties involved in restructuring proceedings. His recent activity includes leading the representation of Citigroup on matters arising from the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Significant clients Oak Hill Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Resolute Forest Products, School Speciality, Silver Point Capital.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Wilmington.

What the team is known for Draws particular acclaim for its dominance in company-side representations, representing its global client base in court proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and cross-border reorganizations. Works seamlessly with its sophisticated transactional experts and litigators to provide a full-service approach to complex bankruptcy matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very strong people; a top tier firm." 

"Skadden is an outstanding law firm, with wonderful people."

Work highlights Represented Forge Group in the acquisition of its issued and outstanding shares by DRA International, as part of the liquidation of Australian parent company, Forge Group Limited.

Acted for a consortium of lenders to Entegra Power LLC in negotiating a successful restructuring of second- and third-lien notes via a prepackaged Chapter 11 process.

Notable practitioners  

Gregory Milmoe is held in high esteem for his deep experience in corporate restructurings. His practice includes handling significant out-of-court reorganizations and court proceedings, as well as advising on distressed M&A transactions.

The "exceptional" Jay Goffman is highlighted for his leading restructuring expertise, with one source noting: "He has to be on the shortlist of people to talk to for anyone wanting to do a significant restructuring in the US, because he brings something different." He leads the firm's global corporate restructuring group.

Kenneth Ziman "understands the business side as well as the legal side" of a distressed situation, according to impressed clients. He regularly represents debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as offering creditor-side experience.

Clients highlight Eric Ivester's notable experience in bankruptcy matters, noting that "his very practical recommendations are usually pretty grounded in what can be executed and what actually happens, rather than just based on the law." His practice includes acting for investors, borrowers and other parties in restructuring proceedings.

George Panagakis is well known in the market for his client-focused representations and excellent negotiating style. His broad practice includes impressive experience in leading Chapter 11 restructurings on behalf of debtors, and other key parties.

Significant clients Excel Maritime Carriers, Exide Technologies, Central European Distribution, Evergreen International Aviators, Pfizer.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Dallas.

What the team is known for Principally active in representing debtors in a notable range of headline cases, including recent activity in the insurance, transportation and energy sectors. Regularly involved in innovative restructurings, receiving mandates for creditor-side representations alongside its traditional company work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team is excellent: Responsive, accessible and thoughtful."

Work highlights Acted for Endeavour International and a selection of its subsidiaries in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the District of Delaware, aiming to ameliorate the approximately $1.1 billion of debt held by the company.

Acted for DVB Bank as a lender in a syndicated credit facility in the Chapter 11 case of Excel Maritime.

Notable practitioners  

The firm recently mourned the passing of the universally esteemed Harvey Miller, whose editorial appears below:

Harvey Miller has a formidable reputation as a "legend" in the New York and nationwide market. His experience in handling restructurings, workouts and bankruptcies on behalf of distressed companies ensured his position as a "superstar dean of the Bar."

Marcia Goldstein is highly recommended by sources for her experience and "great judgment." Her practice covers a range of domestic and global restructuring and bankruptcy matters, with recent work including acting for CIT Group in relation to the Canadian and Maine bankruptcy filings of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway.

Stephen Karotkin's diverse practice includes significant experience in representing major debtors in Chapter 11 cases. He continues to lead the firm's representation of AMR and American Airlines in all matters related to its Chapter 11 restructuring and subsequent merger with US Airways.

Alfredo Perez is singled out by interviewees for his extensive experience in advising debtors involved in Chapter 11 proceedings. He heads the business finance and restructuring practice in the firm's Houston office, and also offers expertise in representing creditors and creditors' committees.

Dallas-based Martin Sosland has established a strong reputation for his impressive restructuring practice. Examples of his recent matters include acting for Hurt Consolidated in relation to its possible purchase of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, a subsidiary of distressed entity Energy Future Holdings.

Gary Holtzer draws praise for his notable experience in "managing the process, reaching out to the right groups of people and bringing them all on board" when acting in complex distressed proceedings. His company-side practice is complemented by additional experience in representing lenders.

Significant clients Lehman Brothers Holding, Washington Mutual, AMR Corporation, The Readers Digest Association, National Public Finance Guarantee.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Continues to demonstrate strength in both creditor- and debtor-side representations, frequently appearing in innovative restructurings in and out of court, distressed transactions and litigation. Highlighted for its notable activity in bankruptcy matters involving Latin America, drawing on significant global capabilities and cross-border experience.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have very good people, very good quality control and a very solid team - I have tremendous respect for them." 

Work highlights Counsel to an ad hoc group of bondholders in the bankruptcy proceeding of OGX, which aimed to restructure over $5.8 billion of debt. Its negotiations included securing a $215 million two-tranche DIP convertible loan.

Assisted Alsacia and Express in prepackaged Chapter 11 proceedings, aiming to restructure $347 million of senior secured notes. This represents the first Chapter 11 proceeding undertaken by a Chilean company since 2002.  

Notable practitioners  

James Bromley is highly praised for his handling of multijurisdictional distressed proceedings. He maintains a broad-based restructuring practice, advising creditors and debtors on matters such as court proceedings and distressed transactions.

Significant clients American Roads, Black River Asset Management, Fintech, Goldman Sachs.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Strong reputation for its representation of individual creditors and creditors' committees, while also fielding notable expertise in debtor-side work. Regularly appears in complex Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 cases, and also recognized as a go-to bankruptcy litigation practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very focused on what is important; they don't bother you with unimportant issues, and they are very responsive."

"They have so many good lawyers there." 

Work highlights Acted for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of NII Holdings, a major mobile telecommunications services provider in Latin America.

Represented Bank of New York Mellon and Law Debenture Trust Company as indenture trustees for over $2 billion of airport revenue bonds in the American Airlines Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Notable practitioners  

Thomas Mayer is "an excellent lawyer; very reliable, very responsive and very creative," according to interviewees. He is particularly commended for his extensive creditors' committee experience.

Kenneth Eckstein has a fine reputation for his work with creditors and creditors' committees. According to sources, his key strengths are being "practical and trying to achieve the best result for the client."

Significant clients First Mariner Bancorp, Bank of New York Mellon, Official Creditors Committee of Patriot Coal, Official Creditors Committee of Hostess Brands, Genco Shipping & Trading.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Comprehensive lender practice, active in a broad range of matters involving distressed companies across the USA. Also increasingly recognized for its debtor-side practice. Frequently handles restructurings with cross-border elements, drawing on notable global strength.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A firm with outstanding talent that does great work." 

"They always want to get a result, so you can be very constructive working with them." 

Work highlights Represented a producer of enriched uranium, USEC, in its pre-arranged Chapter 11 filing. This involved over $1 billion in liabilities at the time of filing.

Coordinated the Chapter 11 filing and plan of liquidation for Green Field Energy in the District of Delaware.

Notable practitioners  

Jan Baker is highly respected for his experience and ability to "achieve the best outcome possible" for his impressive client base. He maintains a broad-based restructuring practice, and his recent mandates include leading the representation of USEC as the debtor in Chapter 11 proceedings.

David Heller works out of the firm's Chicago and New York offices, and is held in high regard for his experience in representing lenders, and increasing expertise in debtor-side work. He is described as "a very strong player, both locally and nationally."  

Peter Gilhuly is singled out for his skills as "a very practical business lawyer, who understands the risks in matters." His gains particular praise for his expertise in Chapter 15 proceedings as part of a broader bankruptcy practice.

Richard Levy is increasingly commended for his "tremendous" restructuring practice, and serves as global chair of the firm's finance department. His recent work includes advising Royal Bank of Canada as bank syndicate agent in Legend Parent's Chapter 11 filings.

Mitchell Seider is respected by clients for his "incredibly helpful" approach to challenging restructuring matters. He formed part of the team representing Tuscany International Drilling during its Chapter 11 proceedings.

Significant clients GoldenTree Asset Management, Jefferies, Stonehill Capital, Allen Systems Group, Tuscany International Drilling.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Maintains an impressive breadth of practice, advising diverse stakeholders in distressed situations. Regularly appears in cutting-edge restructurings, as well as offering notable expertise in financing transactions. Also fields a strong group of bankruptcy litigators with deep corporate finance experience.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They give very, very sophisticated advice to very big clients." 

"A stellar team." 

Notable practitioners  

Harold Novikoff is held out as a leading creditor-side practitioner, whose impressive experience includes Chapter 11 proceedings, transactions involving distressed companies, and out-of-court restructurings.

Richard Mason regularly acts for creditors in a wide range of bankruptcy matters. He impresses commentators with his "very, very accomplished" restructuring experience, which includes acting for bondholder groups, boards of directors and financial institutions.

Scott Charles "excels as a business lawyer, and provides quick, practical advice," according to impressed clients. He is highly experienced in handling distressed M&A, and is regularly retained by clients such as creditors' committees and lenders on high-value transactions.

Philip Mindlin frequently provides counsel on significant transactions related to distressed situations. His broad-based practice includes acting for borrowers, lenders and investors, and he has particular expertise in handling cross-border deals.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Offers significant strength in company-side representations, with particular experience in handling Chapter 11 proceedings. Also commended for its handling of transactions involving distressed companies, acting for major investors on complex deals. Experience extends to creditor-side work in restructurings in and out of court.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team is very focused on a project, and very efficient with their time."

Work highlights Represented the UK Pension Claimants involved in litigation connected to Nortel Networks's liquidation. This involved litigation in Canada and the USA, seeking recovery of a $3 billion funding deficit.

Notable practitioners  

Clients highlight Marc Abrams as being well suited to handling the most complex of bankruptcy proceedings, drawing on notable company-side experience. He is highly rated both as a "consummate deal-maker" and a courtroom lawyer, and complements his debtor expertise with notable lender-side representations.

Margot Schonholtz primarily represents financial institutions and funds in distressed scenarios. Clients value her impressive restructuring expertise and creativity, with one interviewee noting that "we always have great results with her."

Matthew Feldman's "advice is excellent not only from a legal standpoint, but from a business perspective as well," according to clients. He cochairs the firm's business reorganization and restructuring department.

Significant clients Eitzen Chemical, Momentive Performance Materials, Monarch Alternative Capital, TPG Special Opportunities.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Boston and New York.

What the team is known for Regarded as a go-to practice for bankruptcy litigation, drawing on deep restructuring expertise and notable trial strength. Regularly acts for clients such as investors, creditors' and ad hoc committees, with recent experience including Chapter 15 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are willing to take positions and litigate issues." 

Work highlights Acted for the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in securing a reorganization plan for The Dolan Company as part of a settlement that followed on from a valuation trial.

Represented the Ad Hoc Committee of Convertible Noteholders in negotiations surrounding a possible consensual restructuring of Endeavour International, an independent oil and gas company.

Notable practitioners  

Robert Stark is described as "excellent on strategy and absolutely fearless" by sources, who cite his reputation as a strong choice for complex bankruptcy disputes. He is also commended for his "ability to challenge the status quo, and think really strategically."

Edward Weisfelner retains his formidable reputation as a bankruptcy litigator. According to clients: "If you need someone to go into battle, no matter who you are fighting against, he is the guy you want."

Significant clients Ad Hoc Committee of Second Lien Noteholders of Energy Future Holdings, Ad Hoc Committee of Minority Lenders to Renewable Biofuels, Ad Hoc Committee of Preferred Stockholders of Pegasus Solutions, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to Green Field Energy Services. 

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and San Francisco.

What the team is known for Identified as a highly active restructuring practice, regularly retained by creditors' committees, debtors and trustees to handle high-value proceedings. Increasingly commended for its nationwide Chapter 11 caseload, with recent mandates highlighting its strength in cross-border matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are a first-rate firm, and the level of service you get is excellent."

"It's a great firm doing a lot of really interesting things."

Work highlights Acted for Toshiba and its US subsidiary, Toshiba America Nuclear Energy, in negotiations surrounding the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of USEC.

Retained to defend a range of clawback claims on behalf of the liquidators of a number of Cayman Island funds, as well as private individuals. The claims are related to money alleged to have come from Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.

Notable practitioners  

Brett Miller gains particular praise for the expertise he brings to committee representations, and is described as a "very results-focused" practitioner. His practice also includes a notable focus on distressed real estate matters.

Gary Lee is a highly regarded restructuring expert with notable skills in matters involving multijurisdictional proceedings, and those involving the insurance sector. He is described as an "incredibly talented" cross-border practitioner. 

Significant clients Residential Capital, Chapter 11 Trustee for MF Global, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of PMI Group.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Los Angeles and Wilmington.

What the team is known for A leading California-based practice with expertise in acting for creditors, debtors and other parties and bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation throughout the USA. Maintains a strong reputation for its out-of-court reorganization skills, and its notable transactional practice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A very credible restructuring team; consummate professionals in the field."

"They are terrific; they are a boutique and bankruptcy is all that they do." 

Work highlights Acted for the Chapter 7 trustee of KSL Media, handling the wind-down of nearly $100 million in claims, as well as a major avoidance action with a former KSL client.

Acted for the Liquidating Trust in the Circuit City Stores Chapter 11 bankruptcy, involving over $13 billion in total claims against the relevant estates.

Notable practitioners  

Richard Pachulski impresses interviewees with his "great long-term thinking" and ability to "cut the Gordian knot" when it comes to complex bankruptcy proceedings. He remains a go-to practitioner for both debtor- and creditor-side representations.

Significant clients American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Diocese and Religious Order Creditors’ Committee, Select Staffing, Country Villa, Gordian Medical.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Impressive track record in major bankruptcy disputes, leveraging its market-leading trial capabilities and notable restructuring expertise. Handles headline contentious Chapter 11 proceedings for diverse creditor-side parties, acting at both trial and appellate level in high-value cases.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They do an excellent job; very professional and very responsive."

"The level of quality in the team is remarkable." 

Work highlights Retained to represent the Trustee of the SemGroup Litigation Trust, which has involved bringing major claims against PricewaterhouseCoopers for professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.

Acted for US Bank National Association in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of MPM Silicones, challenging provisions in the plan of reorganization which would offer no recover to holders of senior subordinated debt.

Notable practitioners  

Susheel Kirpalani has a leading reputation as a bankruptcy litigator, and is commended for being "incredibly invested in a case, and devoted to the client and a successful outcome." Sources laud both his courtroom skills and negotiation style.

Significant clients Official Creditors Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Hybrid Tech, SNTL Corporation Litigation Trust, Solus Alternative Asset Management, Velo Holdings.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago and Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Significant player in company-side representations, drawing on its strong global presence when acting for significant entities from a range of sectors. Extensive restructuring expertise includes handling major Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court proceedings. Experience also extends to acting for individual creditors and creditors' committees.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They're very good; they think through every angle, are very thorough, write really good briefs and are very committed." 

Work highlights Represented ABC Funding in its successful acquisition of the assets of Florida Gaming Centers in a Section 363 sale following on from the debtor's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Acted for Yarway Corporation on mall matters involving its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, which was accelerated by its substantial historical asbestos liabilities.

Notable practitioners  

Lawrence Nyhan brings a valuable ability to "understand the players and the goals on both sides of a table and develop a strategy" when seeking successful resolution to bankruptcy matters. He cochairs the firm's corporate reorganization and bankruptcy group.

James Conlan is recognized as a high-quality practitioner who impresses with his strategic approach to complex cases. He draws on notable experience in debtor-side representations, with recent mandates including acting for Dynegy Holdings and affiliated debtors in Chapter 11 cases filed in New York.  

Significant clients Aurelius Capital, Dynegy Holdings, Macquarie Securities, Nationstar Mortgage, Smurfit-Stone Container.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Miami.

What the team is known for Identified as a key player in the midmarket, as well as a recognized force in matters involving Latin America. Maintains a strong reputation for its transactional work, advising clients from diverse sectors on distressed M&A. Also regularly engaged to advise debtors on Chapter 11 proceedings.  

Work highlights Represented Liberty Healthcare in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, aiming to restructure debt and litigation claims amounting to $300 million.

Acted for FCC Holdings and four of its affiliates in a complex Chapter 11 filing. The company operated three chains of schools across more than 40 campuses.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Bloom is praised by sources for his experience in handling significant bankruptcies, as well as for his solution-oriented and pragmatic approach to his work. His recent representations include acting for the court-appointed Chapter 11 examiner of Fisher Island and affiliates.

Significant clients Allens, FriendFinder Networks, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Autoseis, Salus Capital Partners, Variant Holding Company.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its well-established creditors' rights practice and impressive handling of diverse bankruptcy-related litigation. Also highlighted for its work advising hedge funds on transactions involving distressed companies, maintaining strong relationships with a number of major fund and lender clients.

Work highlights Acted for the Ad Hoc Group of EFH Noteholders, and Caxton Associates, in a trial which successfully stopped a $2 billion loan and restructuring agreement detrimental to the clients.

Represented the petitioning creditors, and subsequently the Chapter 7 Trustee, in securing a involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing against CIL and conducting an investigation related to the recapitalization of CEVA Group.

Notable practitioners  

David Friedman is the head of the creditors' rights and bankruptcy group. He is a highly regarded bankruptcy litigator, and recently led the firm's representation of Harbinger Capital Partners in the high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy of LightSquared.

David Rosner is well known for his significant bankruptcy litigation practice. His broad-based experience includes representing distressed debt hedge fund, Solus Alternative Asset Management, in claims arising from a trade involving a $195 million claim against the Madoff estate.

Significant clients Harbinger Capital Partners, Donald Trump, Five Mile Capital Partners, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Adelphia Recovery Trust.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Los Angeles.

What the team is known for West Coast boutique recognized for its high-level bankruptcy expertise, advising parties such as creditors' committees, trustees and municipalities as debtors. Chapter 9 expertise sits alongside notable experience in Chapter 11 proceedings, as well as distressed asset acquisitions and bankruptcy-related litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A really excellent boutique firm, with extraordinary expertise in insolvency." 

"They match their intelligence with a very good dose of practicality." 

Work highlights Acted for Cerberus Business Finance as second lien agent and majority second lien lender in negotiating financing for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of F&H Acquisition brand Fox & Hound.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of MPM Silicones and its affiliates, collectively 'Momentive'. 

Notable practitioners  

Kenneth Klee is widely seen as a market-leading authority on bankruptcy law in the USA. He acts for a range of stakeholders in major bankruptcy cases, and is known in the market as a "very able adversary." 

"Calming, pragmatic" and with "a wealth of information" on bankruptcy law at his command, Lee Bogdanoff is considered a go-to for major bankruptcy cases. His recent mandates include acting for Jefferson County, Alabama, in its Chapter 9 restructuring of over $4 billion in debt.

Michael Tuchin is praised for his "very creative and very tenacious" approach to high-value bankruptcy matters He is experienced in representing diverse parties in proceedings, including distressed companies and creditor-side entities. He recently advised Suzuki Motor Corporation on the Chapter 11 restructuring successfully undertaken by its US subsidiary.

Significant clients WMI Liquidating Trust, Thorpe Insulation, Beach Point Capital Management, The Chapter 11 Trustee for GGW Brands Brands, The Chapter 7 Trustee for IndyMac Bancorp.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Chicago.

What the team is known for Demonstrates strength across a broad range of bankruptcy matters, acting for debtor- and creditor-side entities on litigation, out-of-court workouts, asset sales and Chapter 11 filings. Significant restructuring expertise complemented by significant experience in matters involving hedge funds and healthcare entities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a strong market position on credit origination and fund formation, and their bankruptcy practice is really solid."

"Talented and sophisticated lawyers."  

Work highlights Acted for the Statutory Creditors' Committee in SIGA Technologies's Chapter 11 filing.

Represented KPS Capital Partners in its split asset and equity purchase of Furniture Brands International, forming a new portfolio company, Heritage Home Group.

Notable practitioners  

Martin Bienenstock is highly regarded for his significant bankruptcy expertise and notable litigation skills, with one source describing him as "wonderful in court." His broad-based practice includes broker-dealer insolvencies, Section 363 sales and complex reorganizations.

Significant clients Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, The Budd Company, Fox Broadcasting, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, KPS Capital Partners.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Miami.

What the team is known for New York-centered practice with strong national and international presence, regularly representing major company-side and lender parties in proceedings such as Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 filings. Highlighted for its provision of business-focused advice to a diverse client base, including global banks and energy companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Hands-on lawyers, with strong business acumen." 

Work highlights Acted for an ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Washington Mutual. A successful settlement allowed the team's clients to recover a significant percentage of the $4 billion value of the notes held.

Acted for SNS Property Finance in the restructuring and sale of approximately $1 billion of real estate loans and assets in the USA, as well as EUR1 billion of assets in Europe. 

Notable practitioners  

The "very smart" Thomas Lauria draws on notable experience in handling bankruptcy matters of national significance for diverse entities, including debtors and creditors' committees. Recent examples of his high-profile mandates include ad hoc lender group representation in the LightSquared Chapter 11 proceedings.

Significant clients Ad Hoc Committee of Lehman Bondholders, Ad Hoc Committee of ResCap Bondholders, King Street Capital, Global Power, HSH Nordbank.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Recognized for its extensive representation of creditors in major Chapter 9 restructurings, and of creditors' committees in out-of-court matters and Chapter 11 proceedings. Particularly prominent in energy-related matters, while also offering notable cross-border expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They focus on different aspects but work together very cohesively. They have a good team and a good product to offer."

Work highlights Advised NextEra on several restructuring proposals, including the acquisition of Energy Future Holdings's subsidiary Oncor, following Energy Future Holdings's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

Acted for Assured Guaranty in Chapter 9 proceedings filed by the City of Detroit which resulted in a settlement to cover the value of outstanding revenue bonds of more than $2.2 billion.

Notable practitioners  

Howard Seife chairs the firm's global practice in this area, utilizing his significant experience in cross-border restructuring matters. Clients appreciate that he provides "strategic insights," adding that "he has a very good manner in court and high credibility with the judges."

Significant clients Citigroup, AIG, Credit Suisse, Octaviar Administration, A.B.C. Learning Centres.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Advises a wide range of creditor- and debtor-side parties on the full range of restructuring issues, including major Chapter 11 filings and strategic acquisitions. Demonstrates strong litigation expertise in the area, as well as significant cross-border capabilities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I found them to be consistently outstanding across the board. They're great to work with."

"The quality is fantastic." 

Work highlights Acted for Standard General on the acquisition of RadioShack's senior secured asset-based credit facility, including initial provisions of $120 million of cash collateral.

Represented OSX in the restructuring of more than $2 billion of OSX Brasil's debt and trade obligations, which involved significant cross-border issues. 

Notable practitioners  

Richard Hahn offers "outstanding bankruptcy counsel" in high-profile bankruptcy disputes. He recently led the representation of Standard General in its acquisition of American Apparel as part of a distressed investment.

Significant clients Altegrity, Morgan Stanley, Oaktree Capital Management, GoldenTree Asset Management, HarbourVest Partners.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Chicago, Wilmington, New York and Miami.

What the team is known for Extensive global network provides a sound platform for its handling of diverse bankruptcy matters. Well known for its representation of debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, Section 363 sales and out-of-court negotiations. Also noted for its strength in advising funds acquiring and investing in distressed companies. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Their set-up as a global firm allows you to work seamlessly between different offices."

"They have the strength and power of a national group of offices, as well as the bench strength to handle a large, complex matter."

Work highlights Advised Texas-based Sears Methodist Retirement Community on its Chapter 11 restructuring, valued at $200 million.

Acted for subsidiaries of Velti in connection with its Chapter 11 case and Section 363 sale of several of its businesses to GSO Capital Partners, including assets based in the UK and India.

Notable practitioners  

According to impressed clients, Gregg Galardi's “reputation as an outstanding practitioner precedes him.” He heads the firm's global restructuring practice, and fields significant experience in complex cross-border matters as well as domestic Chapter 11 cases. 

Significant clients ALCO Stores, Black Diamond Capital Management, Capmark Financial Group, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Trident Microsystems.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and New York.

What the team is known for Deep bench of skilled attorneys acting across a whole host of industries for investors, distressed companies, creditors' committees and trustees, among other parties. Noted for its multidisciplinary approach to distressed real estate transactions, and matters involving the energy and transportation sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Very professional and well organized. Very often give expert talks on subjects of interest."

"They are very good and highly qualified." 

Work highlights Advised Related Midwest on a Chapter 11 case relating to the Chicago Spire Project, on which it held around $120 million of pre-petition secured debt claims. 

Served as co-counsel to the Trustee for the SIPA Liquidation of MF Global, James Giddens. Recent matters include advising on the investigation into the company's former independent auditor.

Notable practitioners  

Robert Albergotti described by clients as “extremely knowledgeable" and a "fantastic adviser” for handling complex bankruptcy and insolvency cases. His recent representations include advising Scopia Windmill Fund on its position as senior secured lender to Chapter 11 debtor West Texas Guar.

Robin Phelan is recognized by commentators as a highly experienced restructuring practitioner. He represents both creditor and debtor clients on diverse cases, including Chapter 11 and 15 proceedings, transactions and related litigation.

Charles Beckham draws on longstanding expertise across a broad range of bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He acted for Houston Regional Sports Network on its proposed Chapter 11 reorganization, with recent litigation surrounding its proposed sale to DIRECTV and AT&T.

Significant clients Bank of Scotland, AMR, Hillwood Development, BNSF Railway, Credit Suisse.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Houston, Dallas and Austin.

What the team is known for Effective advisers for all stakeholders in matters such as Chapter 9 and 11 proceedings, financing transactions and bankruptcy litigation. Powerful national and international reach allows its ongoing presence in complex cross-border work. Notable strength in committee representations and loan restructuring.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A strong and experienced team, with the resources to support a quickly moving and quickly changing case." 

Work highlights Acted for AT&T in negotiations surrounding the potential acquisition of debtor Houston Regional Sports Network as part of its Chapter 11 proceedings.

Retained to represent major secured creditors, Chase Capital Corporation and JPMorgan Chase Bank, in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of AGE Refining.

Notable practitioners  

Lou Strubeck is praised by interviewees for his ability to achieve results in contentious bankruptcy settings. He leads the firm's financial restructuring and insolvency team, and is well known for his creditor-side practice.

Toby Gerber regularly represents lenders and creditor groups in bankruptcy-related litigation, workouts and out-of-court restructurings. His recent mandates include acting for Bank of America, Chase Capital and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.

Significant clients Bank of America, Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Union Bank, Cadet Energy Partners, Diamond Offshore Drilling.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Strong coast-to-coast practice, frequently advising on major restructurings such as high-value Chapter 11 filings. Fields deep bench of bankruptcy practitioners experienced in distressed company representations, as well as in acting for individual lenders.

Work highlights Acted for Entegra Power Group in its prepackaged Chapter 11 filing, involving over $1.5 billion in debt. This plan was successfully negotiated and approved, with no votes made against it.

Represented prepetition lender and equity holder, Avenue Capital, in the Chapter 11 cases filed by debtor Quiznos.

Notable practitioners  

George Davis is praised for his ability to manage complex bankruptcy proceedings. Examples of his recent work include acting for major creditor Apollo Global Management in Energy Future Holdings's Chapter 11 proceedings.

John Rapisardi is regarded as a go-to restructuring practitioner, drawing on notable experience in representing clients such as individual lenders in major filings. He cochairs the firm's global restructuring practice.

Significant clients Bank of New York Mellon, Steelriver Infrastructure Partners, Morgan Stanley, Union Bank, Clearlake Capital.

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Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Boston.

What the team is known for Regarded as a major player in transactions involving distressed assets, including Section 363 sales. Maintains a strong practice in creditors' committee work, alongside representation of parties such as indenture trustees. Longstanding relationships with a notable fund client base.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They view things from a business perspective and have a practical sense about them."

"We were very comfortable with making decisions based on the excellence of their advice."

Work highlights Represented indenture trustee, Delaware Trust Company, and the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Noteholders of debtor Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company in Chapter 11 proceedings involving over $7.6 billion in outstanding secured and unsecured notes.

Acted for an ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Edison Mission Energy.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Bane is described as an "incredibly smart" attorney, who is "very commercial in his thinking." He advises clients such as hedge funds, distressed debt investors and debtors in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 proceedings.

Significant clients HIG Capital, The TJX Companies, American Industrial Partners, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, Bain Capital.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is New York.

What the team is known for Houses significant expertise in acting for a sophisticated portfolio of lenders and private equity sponsors. Experience includes high-value Chapter 11 cases and transactions involving distressed assets, as well as out-of-court reorganizations. Clients also benefit from the firm's extensive capabilities in areas such as tax and litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Lawyers who know the letter of the law, provide very good advice, and know and understand the market and business well." 

Work highlights Advised First Reserve as the equity sponsor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Longview Power.

Represented JP Morgan as preferred equity holder and a possible plan investor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of LightSquared.

Notable practitioners  

Peter Pantaleo has established a strong reputation as a practitioner at "the top of the profession." His extensive restructuring experience includes acting for private equity sponsors, bank agents and creditors' committees in large-scale proceedings.

Significant clients Barclays Capital, Centerbridge Partners, Deutsche Bank, GSO Capital Partners, The Blackstone Group.

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Basic facts about the department
Key office is Dallas.

What the team is known for Dominant presence in the energy and power space, repeatedly engaged to handle major oil and gas representations. Also recognized as a key player in nationwide and international restructuring proceedings, regularly acting for distressed companies, secured lenders and trustees in Chapter 11 cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have a lot of industry knowledge, coupled with seasoned bankruptcy lawyers with a lot of experience on complex restructuring matters."

"They handle things in an excellent way and are very responsive. Even if they know that the amount of work will likely be small, it doesn't change the speed and quality of their response." 

Work highlights Advised Hardeman County Hospital District on all elements of its Chapter 9 debt adjustment plan, following the bankruptcy of a public hospital.

Acted for two Loan Star Funds affiliates in purchasing loan assets from Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, following on from its liquidation in Ireland and Chapter 15 proceedings in the USA.

Notable practitioners  

William Wallander is highly recommended for his experience as the head of the firm's restructuring and reorganization group. He is regularly called on by diverse creditor- and debtor-side clients to advise on reorganization proceedings, workouts and diverse distressed asset transactions.

Significant clients Fox News Network, NGC Network US, The Port of Corpus Christi Authority, Littlejohn Management Holdings, Penson Technologies.

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Paul Singerman of Berger Singerman is "not just an outstanding lawyer, but a great guy and an extremely skilled practitioner," according to sources. His courtroom presence and deep strategic skill in insolvency matters are highly praised.

Evan Flaschen chairs the financial restructuring group at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. He is regarded as a strong choice of counsel in complex proceedings, and regularly represents lenders and investors in cross-border bankruptcy matters. 

Mark Ellenberg of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP was described as "an outstanding lawyer; incredibly smart and incredibly experienced." His experience as a "master tactician and great negotiator" sees him regularly retained by diverse company-side and creditor entities.

Roger Frankel is a founding partner of FrankelWyron LLP. He is particularly experienced in advising on asbestos-related bankruptcy matters, while also regularly advises Native American Tribes on restructuring issues. 

Brad Scheler heads the bankruptcy and restructuring practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He has a strong reputation for his work with a number of major fund clients, as well as acting more widely for creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts.

James Giddens chairs the corporate reorganization and bankruptcy group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. His expertise in liquidations involving brokerage entities is exemplified by his appointment as SIPC Trustee on headline matters such as the MF Global collapse.

Richard Levin recently joined Jenner & Block LLP from Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is known for his experience and skill in handling Chapter 9 bankruptcies, and leads the firm's restructuring practice. His recent high-profile mandates include representing Credit Suisse as creditor in several Chapter 11 cases.

"Smart, practical attorney" James Carr is an experienced creditor-side practitioner who is highly regarded for his experience in matters such as high-value Chapter 11 cases. He serves as chair of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

Brian Trust is based in Mayer Brown LLP's New York office. His diverse creditor-side practice includes handling distressed M&A, Chapter 11 cases and workouts, and he gains particular praise for his expertise in bankruptcy-related litigation.

Richard Mikels acts extensively for debtors in workouts and court proceedings, with recent representations including major Chapter 11 proceedings and bankruptcy-related litigation. He chairs the bankruptcy, restructuring and commercial law practice at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.

Michael Reilly is described as "a very, very experienced practitioner" whose creditor-side expertise includes a particular focus on working with bondholders in restructurings. He recently joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from Bingham McCutchen, and is based in the firm's New York office.

Marc Levinson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a known authority on Chapter 9 proceedings, and is well regarded for his extensive experience in managing major cases. Interviewees regard him as a market-leading debtor attorney.

Edward Dobbs of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP is a highly experienced bankruptcy expert who regularly represents major lending institutions and financial services clients in court proceedings and financing transactions. He also acts extensively as a mediator.

Adam Harris has a notable reputation for his work with substantial fund clients and financial institutions in distressed situations. He chairs the business reorganization group at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Kristopher Hansen of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has established himself as a significant figure in the representation of bondholders and fund clients in distressed situations. Clients highlight his "excellent commercial sense and ability to boil down very complex legal issues."

Andrew Dietderich heads the bankruptcy and restructuring group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He maintains a strong reputation for his debtor work, with recent experience also including acting for sponsors and creditors' committees.

Jeffrey Sabin recently joined Venable LLP from Bingham McCutchen, and is based in the firm's New York office. He is highly rated for his longstanding experience in handling matters such as workouts, Chapter 11 filings and distressed M&A.

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Senior Statesman

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