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Richard G Mason - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Richard G Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - New York

  • 51 West 52nd Street
  • New York, New York, USA
  • NY 10019


Specialises in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's Restructuring and Finance Practice. Has had leading roles in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and out of court restructurings during that time, including Energy Future Holdings, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Hawker Beechcraft, Kerzner International, FairPoint Communications, Masonite, Spectrum Brands and Delphi Corporation. He represents bank and bondholder groups, acquirers, distressed investors, boards of directors, private equity sponsors and other significant creditors and shareholders in domestic and international matters.

Professional Memberships

Immediate Past Co-Chair of the International Secured Transactions & Insolvency Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, and a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of the UJA-Federation of New York's Lawyers Division


Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He speaks on insolvency subjects at prominent institutions around the world. These include the American Bankruptcy Institute/New York University School of Law Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Workshop, Columbia University Business School, the Canadian Institute, LUISS Guido Carli, Israeli Ministry of Justice and Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Dubai). Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers identifies him as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the United States. K&A Restructuring Register lists him as one of America’s top restructuring advisors.


Co-author of 'Collier's Bankruptcy Practice Guide'.


Graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983 (BS, Economics) where he was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honour fraternity; and cum laude from New York University in 1987 (JD) where became a member of the Order of the Coif and was on the staff of the 'Annual Survey of American Law'. Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Boy Scouts of America's Greater New York Councils and founded (along with his wife and children) the Mason Family Civic League, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to providing educational, art and civic support in Hoboken, New Jersey and beyond.