USA - Nationwide - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Lawyers & Law Firms - USA - Chambers and Partners
Chambers & Partners has detected the use of an ad blocker.
We make use of tailor-made ads to enhance your experience of our website.
Please 'whitelist' https://www.chambersandpartners.com.
Close
USA Guide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring — USA - Nationwide


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive performer in key jurisdictions across the USA and around the globe, with distinguished attorneys handling the full array of bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Extensive strength in acting for creditors, as well as increasing debtor-side capabilities. Well reputed for its representation of key parties in energy sector insolvencies. Experienced in negotiations related to the healthcare and technology industries.

Strengths Clients say: "It is an outstanding firm and among the best we have dealt with. They are incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, disciplined and very commercial."

Work highlights Counseled the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Adeptus Health in its Chapter 11 case. The company filed with $454 million in debt and a $45 million debtor in possession loan.

Acted for an ad hoc group of first lien lenders in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Avaya.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Golden is an established practitioner advising on high-profile matters in the restructuring space. He frequently works with entities exposed to the transportation and energy industries. Clients say: "He is a very commercial, a guy who is not going to sacrifice the details and is willing to pursue the client's interests strongly."

Ira Dizengoff enjoys a superb reputation in the bankruptcy space, focusing on substantial transactions with an insolvency slant. He is a go-to counselor for matters relating to the energy sector, whether on behalf of debtors or creditors. Sources say: "He is an effective negotiator and very popular with hedge funds."

Michael Stamer is a well-regarded lawyer who is noted for his representation of both debtor and creditor-side clients in major bankruptcy cases. He has handled high-value matters in a range of industries, including energy, oil and gas and healthcare. Sources say: "He is a very seasoned creditor lawyer who has tremendous knowledge of the bankruptcy code."

About the Team (content provided by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Exceptional strength exhibited by its preeminent bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys. Prominent on a wide range of insolvency cases, with considerable experience advising on DIP and exit financings as well as the facilitation of distressed M&A. Broad client list includes financial institutions, ad hoc creditor groups, municipalities and both US-based and international corporations. Experienced counsel in matters pertaining to the energy and natural resources sectors, while also noted for its handling of sovereign debt matters.

Strengths A source notes: "They are focused on finding solutions and not creating problems that impede the objective. Ironically, that is not a common trait in law firms."

Work highlights Counseled Bonistas del Patio, an entity established to advocate for Puerto Rico resident bondholders, in connection with the territory's high-profile restructuring.

Acted for Arch Coal on its Chapter 11 filing, involving $4.5 billion worth of debt obligations.

Notable practitioners

Donald Bernstein is a market-leading practitioner advising on high-profile matters in the bankruptcy space. He frequently works with bondholders and lenders on corporate restructuring and municipal insolvency mandates. Sources say: "He is not a table-banger, but very careful, thoughtful and quietly effective."

Marshall Huebner is a highly respected professional focusing on substantial transactions in the financially distressed context. He often acts on matters concerning the energy, natural resources and retail sectors. Sources say: "Frankly, he has been a leader in important cases for a long time. He is a very effective advocate both in the courtroom and in the negotiating room."

Damian Schaible is recommended for his representation of creditor-side clients on major mandates in the restructuring space. He often acts for stakeholders in the technology and biotechnology industries. Sources say: "He is effective and good at getting deals done."

About the Team (content provided by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP)

For more information about Davis Polk’s practices, please visit www.davispolk.com/practices.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Jones Day - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Maintains an excellent reputation as a global powerhouse with formidable capabilities in reorganizations, workouts and creditor claims. Offers a deep bench of experts experienced in handling both debtor- and creditor-side mandates, advising across areas such as distressed M&A, mass tort-related restructurings and CDO issues. Counts leading hedge funds and multinational companies among its regular client roster. Also noted for its handling of complex cross-border restructurings.

Strengths Sources say: "They form effective and truly cohesive teams where people's egos are left outside the door. This makes them unbelievably effective. It is a very well-coordinated firm."

Another interviewee attests: "Jones Day is a world-class firm. They have superb skills and are excellent in every area they endeavor. An A+ firm."

Work highlights Counseled Peabody Energy on its Chapter 11 filing, which involved $10.1 billion in debt obligations at the time of filing.

Acted for Kaiser Gypsum Company and its parent, Hanson Permanente Cement, on their Chapter 11 cases.

Notable practitioners

Corinne Ball is an established lawyer assisting clients with high-profile matters in the bankruptcy space. She regularly represents debtors companies in the most complex and high-profile bankruptcies, and is also noted for her handling of distressed M&A. Clients say: "She is smart, anticipates the endgame well and is a very passionate advocate for her clients."

Bruce Bennett is a preeminent adviser who is noted for his handling of major debt restructurings and corporate reorganizations. He acts for both creditors and debtors, and also represents the acquirers of distressed businesses. Clients say: "He is probably best known for his great litigation skills, so a lot of people settle because they know that litigation will be tough and aggressive."

Heather Lennox is a well-regarded lawyer who is noted for her representation of debtors, creditors' committees, secured lenders and other clients in high-value bankruptcy cases. Sources say: "She looks for agreement in troubled situations, which is a great skill. She doesn't try to fight about everything, but is a great dealmaker." Lennox heads up the firm's Cleveland office and splits her time between Ohio and New York.

About the Team (content provided by Jones Day)

Department profile not yet provided by Jones Day. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding practice with a deep bench that remains a popular choice for distressed companies seeking top-quality representation on high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring cases. Also regularly engaged by major creditors, including private equity and hedge funds. Regarded as a dominant presence in Chapter 11 cases involving distressed energy sector clients. A strong presence across the firm's European and Asian offices enables the restructuring group to handle the most complex of cross-border cases.

Strengths A client reports: "A truly full-service firm – I know they can do everything. Whatever I ask them to do they have the correct people. They have so many people and they attract such good talent that they can throw such good bodies at stuff. It is a dominant debtor-side firm."

Sources say: "In terms of legal breadth and knowledge, client service and geographical reach, they are exceptional."

Work highlights Represented technology company Avaya on its high-profile Chapter 11 filing, involving the reorganization of $6 billion of debt obligations.

Counseled healthcare service provider 21st Century Oncology Holdings concerning its Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Jamie Sprayregen enjoys an outstanding reputation in the bankruptcy space and continues to be active in some of the most industry-defining restructurings facing corporate America. He routinely represents debtor-side clients in court and out of court, and is also noted for his handling of major transnational restructurings. Sources say: "He is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer. He quickly analyzes situations and is great at developing a strategy."

Jonathan Henes acts for debtors, creditors committees and the acquirers of distressed companies and assets in a range of bankruptcies, restructurings and distressed M&A. He also advises on the environmental, mass tort and pension liabilities of distressed companies.

Chicago-based Marc Kieselstein is an established lawyer who advises on major mandates in the bankruptcy arena. He is noted for his handling of major Chapter 11 reorganizations, workouts and distressed M&A, among other matters. Sources name him "an excellent lawyer" and note: "Mark has a very dynamic mind and is very creative with the law. He has both the experience and the understanding of how to use the law."

Edward Sassower is a respected professional focusing on heavyweight restructurings, often with respect to cases occurring in the energy and natural resources sector. Sources say that he offers "a strong command of the legal and commercial perspectives of the restructuring world."

Anup Sathy centers his respected bankruptcy practice on the representation of debtors, investors and lenders in a range of corporate restructurings, reorganizations and workouts. Interviewees attest that Sathy is a "technically very strong" practitioner.

Patrick Nash is a respected professional assisting clients with heavyweight disputes in the distressed company space. He frequently works with technology companies on multimillion-dollar debt reorganization mandates. Sources say: "He is very aggressive yet commercial, and won't fight silly points."

About the Team (content provided by Kirkland & Ellis LLP)

Kirkland & Ellis' Restructuring Group utilizes its offices in the United States, Europe and Asia to provide integrated services to clients worldwide. Kirkland's Restructuring lawyers have advised on some of the most complex, multijurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies. Our lawyers have handled matters across multiple industries, including media, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, energy, retail, and real estate.

With more than 100 lawyers in our U.S., London, Munich, and Hong Kong offices, the Restructuring Group has earned a distinguished international reputation by achieving positive results for a wide range of global clients. Furthermore, we regularly draw upon and benefit from the experience of Kirkland's internationally recognized lawyers in securities, corporate, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the various legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.







No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout team of dedicated bankruptcy and restructuring experts commended for its handling of creditor and debtor-side engagements as well as representations of private equity sponsors and distressed companies. Draws on firm-wide expertise in areas such as M&A, commercial litigation and tax to provide an impressive full-service practice in domestic and cross-border work. Has handled major cases in the energy, mining, gaming and technology sectors, among others.

Strengths Clients say: "They did a great job of getting it done quickly and seamlessly. They really focused on the deal, were always ready and always pushing the process forward in an appropriate way."

Clients say: "At a high level, working with the firm is great because not only is the restructuring group strong, but the firm in general is excellent, so you know you are well represented."

Work highlights Counseled an ad hoc group of bondholders with an aggregate $18 billion of exposure to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Acted for manufacturer Performance Sports Group on its mulitjurisdictional insolvency, and subsequent sale via a stalking horse bid.

Notable practitioners

Paul Basta joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis in October 2017. He is a hugely respected figure in the bankruptcy space, representing both creditors and debtors in connection with bankruptcies in a range of industries including energy, healthcare and entertainment. Clients say: "He is a very business-oriented lawyer who always thinks creatively about solutions and alternatives. He thinks almost like a banker at times and has a deal-oriented approach." Basta cochairs the firm's bankruptcy and corporate reorganization group.

Alan Kornberg is a market-leading lawyer advising on high-profile matters in the insolvency context. He often advises entities in the oil and gas services, energy and manufacturing sectors. Clients say: "He has very strong expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring," adding: "He knows the judges and all the people we need to interact with when in the Chapter 11 process."

Andrew Rosenberg is a respected practitioner assisting clients in heavyweight financially distressed mandates. He is a go to counselor on multibillion-dollar municipal bankruptcy negotiations. Clients say: "He fights for his clients, but without unnecessary work. He is able to cut to the chase and focus on the important items, without wasting time on minutiae."

About the Team (content provided by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Versatile team with significant expertise on major debtor workouts as well as the representation of creditors and asset purchasers. Regularly handles complex restructurings with a contentious component. Strong cross-border capabilities see it attract a broad client base, including hedge funds, financial institutions and blue-chip multinationals. Has enjoyed an exceptionally strong period of late, advising on most the largest bankruptcies in the US in recent years.

Strengths Sources say: "Nobody would be criticized for hiring them. They are particularly good in the company-side space and doing troubled company work. Their reputation precedes them and their lawyers are all top notch."

Clients say: "Weil provides outstanding service, with top-notch expertise and advice."

Work highlights Acted for vehicle components manufacturer Takata Corporation in connection with its high-profile Chapter 11 filing.

Acted as global restructuring counsel to Westinghouse Electric Company in its Chapter 11 filing.

Notable practitioners

The hugely respected Marcia Goldstein continues to excel in some of the most high-profile matters in the insolvency space. She frequently works with manufacturers and insurance companies faced with significant bankruptcy issues. Sources say: "She is very knowledgeable and has been in the business for a long time. She has an impeccable reputation and a nice way about her. She is very commercial in her viewpoints: she knows when to be tough, and when not to be."

Stephen Karotkin is a well-regarded lawyer who advises on Chapter 11 bankruptcies, debt restructurings and creditors' and debtors' rights, recently handling major cases in the energy and retail sectors, among others. Sources say: "He prides himself on high-quality work and good results, and does everything in his power to achieve result for clients."

Matthew Barr cochairs the firm's business finance and restructuring group. He focuses his practice on the representation of debtor and creditor-side clients in connection with in and out-of-court restructurings. Clients say: "One of his key strengths is in providing thoughtful and strategic advice. He also understands how to navigate difficult situations, and how to work with other constituents to drive to a solution."

Gary Holtzer is an established professional assisting clients with large-scale restructuring-related negotiations. He is a go-to lawyer for matters pertaining to a range of industries, with recent eye-catching mandates in the energy, healthcare and oil and gas sectors. One interviewee avers: "I like him a lot as he is a very even-keeled lawyer with a nice demeanor. He works very well under pressure and is a very steady hand."

Ray Schrock handles international and domestic bankruptcies and restructurings, and is described by interviewees as "a highly personable, motivated, strategic lawyer." He has recently handled a number of high-value matters in the retail, energy and power sectors, among others.

About the Team (content provided by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely recognized for its expert work on behalf of significant creditors, debtors and government agencies. Regularly called upon for its formidable expertise on complex insolvencies and Chapter 9 cases, with additional experience in cross-border restructurings. Demonstrates significant strength in bankruptcy litigation and sovereign debt restructurings, particularly those involving Latin American parties. Has recently handled major cases across a range of industry sectors, including telecoms, automotive and energy.

Strengths An interviewee states: "Cleary is simply more creative than other similar firms with which I have dealt. They do so much more than simply what is asked. They provide great strategic direction."

One impressed recent client reports: "They were great at anticipating what issues would arise and in helping to assert our rights in a challenging environment."

Work highlights Acted for Nortel Networks in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings. The matters involved a complex cross-border dispute in Toronto and Wilmington courts concerning the company's Canadian and European estates.

Advised Mexican financial services provider and lender Grupo Inbursa in connection with the restructuring of the debt of Mossi & Ghisolfi in Brazil and Mexico, as well as the Chapter 11 cases of certain of its US affiliates.

Notable practitioners

James Bromley is a well-regarded adviser advising on substantial matters in the bankruptcy space, including litigation, distressed acquisitions and restructurings. One admiring interviewee notes: "I admire him as he is very smart, has a really impressive grasp of substantive law, is very good in court and is quietly effective at running complicated cross-border cases."

About the Team (content provided by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)

For more information about Cleary Gottlieb's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice, please visit https://www.clearygottlieb.com/practice-landing/bankruptcy-and-restructuring

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Excellent reputation for its representation of creditors and debtors in complex Chapter 9 and 11 engagements. Widely praised for its strong bankruptcy litigation offering and ability to draw on additional strength in real estate and energy. Boasts an enviable client list of national and multinational corporates, hedge funds and distressed municipalities. Active in a number of the largest and most complex matters of late, including cases of sovereign debt as well as bankruptcies in the entertainment and energy sectors.

Strengths Clients say: "They are very creative lawyers in terms of the advice they provide and are always available. They are relentless in pursuit of client interests, extremely intelligent, thoughtful and thorough in their work. I can rely upon them without question."

Another interviewee attests: "They are very pragmatic and commercial in their approach, and get to the heart of the matter quickly. They are also very technical and run down all the issues on the legal front. They give us all the facts to make the right decision and are really commercial; it is a great combination."

Work highlights Acted for OppenheimerFunds and Franklin Advisers in connection with their combined $10 billion exposure to Puerto Rico.

Advised an ad hoc group of second lien bondholders in connection with the insolvency of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Eckstein represents both creditors and debtors in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations, in and out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A. He maintains his position at the forefront of the bankruptcy space, with one interviewee attesting: "He is always available, has a stellar reputation within the industry, is extremely intelligent and a fantastic negotiator."

Thomas Mayer advises on major domestic and cross-border bankruptcies and restructurings involving corporations and municipalities. Market commentators consider him to be among the most experienced and authoritative practitioners in the space: "He understands the law exceptionally well and is very detail-oriented, almost in a professorial way. He is a great resource."

About the Team (content provided by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP)

With 30 attorneys who focus exclusively on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, Kramer Levin has been involved in many of the largest and most complex U.S. bankruptcies of the past 30 years, representing creditors' committees, bondholders and companies. We also advise clients in the areas of complex bankruptcy litigation and investigations, distressed investments, mergers and acquisitions, and mass tort and class action bankruptcies. Other areas of focus include distressed and special situations lending as well as claims trading.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed coast-to-coast practice with a comprehensive offering in insolvency and workout transactions. Frequently engaged by creditors, debtors and boards of directors to provide guidance on a range of complex matters. Demonstrates expertise in domestic and international Chapter 11 cases, including recent matters involving Japanese and Australian parties.

Strengths Clients say: "They are highly academic and incredibly effective with their advice."

Another client reports: "What set them apart was they had a very good understanding of our situation and very clear, tangible, actionable ideas on how to move forward."

Work highlights Acted for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of multinational automotive parts manufacturer Takata.

Counseled an ad hoc committee of unsecured creditors in connection with the Chapter 11 case of natural resources company Ultra Resources. The plan involved the reorganization of $3.8 billion of debt obligations.

Notable practitioners

Dennis Dunne heads the firm's financial restructuring group and is a highly respected figure in the bankruptcy space, advising debtors and creditors in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations and workouts. Sources say: "He is a smart and talented attorney, a tough adversary, and he knows how to get a restructuring done efficiently and get the best outcome for the client."

Paul Aronzon is based in the firm's Los Angeles office and is an established adviser in the bankruptcy space. He handles restructuring, reorganizations and workouts on behalf of both creditors and debtors, and is also noted for his handling of distressed M&A.

Gerard Uzzi is a respected practitioner handling substantial insolvency-related negotiations, including workouts and restructurings. Sources say that he is "a great creditor advocate" who is "creative in problem solving."

About the Team (content provided by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP)

Consistently ranked as leaders in Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Turnarounds & Workouts, and Benchmark Litigation, our Financial Restructuring group is known globally for prominent corporate restructurings and groundbreaking chapter 11 cases. We are at the forefront of most of the largest, most complex corporate restructuring matters in the world, and our representations have earned us numerous industry awards. The key to our long-standing success: our unique ability to advise companies, creditors’ committees, financial institutions, funds and trustees in domestic and cross-border restructurings, providing perspective from all aspects of a case. We work hand-in-hand with Milbank’s other market-leading practice groups, helping our clients develop commercial solutions that create and preserve and value.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly sought-after outfit regularly acting on engagements covering multiple jurisdictions. Well equipped to undertake complex bankruptcy litigation on behalf of high-profile clients, with an impressive track record in debtor-side representations. Provides expert counsel to distressed companies on prebankruptcy concerns, including planning for market illiquidity, as well as appearing in high-profile Chapter 11 cases. Also noted for its work on prepackaged bankruptcies, as well as distressed M&A.

Strengths One interviewee attests: "Their overall skill set is very good indeed. They did a great job of melding the litigation side with the bankruptcy side to ensure that we had a seamless set of advice and assistance."

Clients say: "The firm has a very creative way of using the law. It is a very strong firm which brings a whole solution, in a way that very few firms can."

Work highlights Acted for SunEdison on its Chapter 11 reorganization in the Southern District of New York. The case involved the reorganization of over $15 billion of aggregate debt obligations.

Counseled oil and gas services company EMAS Chiyoda Subsea on its Chapter 11 case.

Notable practitioners

Jay Goffman coheads the firm's global restructuring group and is widely considered to be a market-leading practitioner in the bankruptcy space. He handles all aspects of bankruptcy law on behalf of both debtor and creditor-side clients, and is often noted for his pioneering work in the prepackaged bankruptcy space. Clients say: "He is a very creative guy and has great instincts, as he knows how to push to a point but also knows when it is time to cut a deal."

Paul Leake serves as co-head of the firm's global restructuring group. He continues to receive impressive levels of market approval for his debtors and creditors in all forms of corporate restructuring. Sources say: "He has a complete mastery of the law, but is also very pragmatic with a very good set of negotiating skills, and very easy to work with."

Eric Ivester advises on the full range of restructurings, reorganizations and workouts including recent high-profile matters such as the SunEdison Chapter 11 case. Clients say: "He brings a skillful determination to get the job done, he focuses on the key issues and really drives the team."

George Panagakis acts for creditors and debtors in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcies, distressed M&A and other restructuring matters. Sources say that he "digs in to try to understand the whole situation, and takes pains to understand the business side so he can give better service to his clients."

About the Team (content provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates)

The Corporate Restructuring Group at Skadden provides innovative solutions to clients involved in distressed company situations, which allow clients to minimize costs, enhance value and properly position themselves for the future.

We represent troubled companies, their boards, management, owners, creditors, lenders, investors and acquirors handling restructurings in and out of court, financial recapitalizations, business reorganizations, acquisitions and liquidations. Our lawyers also advise on insolvency issues in corporate and financing transactions and on all aspects of distressed debt trading and securities issues. A substantial aspect of our practice focuses on avoiding or mitigating the adverse effects of liquidity or other crises through contingency planning and helping companies overcome the inertia of a downward spiral while they still have alternatives to bankruptcy. In addition, our presence in Europe, Asia and South America allows us to address clients’ needs in the context of insolvency and bankruptcy regimes around the world.

Our Corporate Restructuring Group consistently has been recognized by peers and restructuring professionals as one of the top practices in the world. Skadden was named Corporate Restructuring Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2017 Transatlantic Legal Awards, as well as U.S. News — Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year for its Corporate Restructuring Group as part of the publication’s 2017 “Best Law Firms” survey.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Houses significant transactional capabilities, acting on distressed M&A and leveraged deals for an impressive range of acquirers and creditors, including financial institutions and private equity funds. Frequently advises on out-of-court restructurings while bringing its litigation strength to bear on contentious cases.

Notable practitioners

Harold Novikoff is a highly respected practitioner assisting clients with heavyweight matters in the restructuring space. He has counseled a broad variety of entities including federal government departments, as well as corporate debtors and creditors. Sources say: "He is a really smart strategist who leads great teams. He is very effective for clients and great at calibrating himself to the situation."

Scott Charles is an established adviser assisting clients with significant matters in the bankruptcy context. His areas of strength include distressed M&A and counseling of creditors. Sources say: "He is one of the better lawyers I have ever encountered. He is incredibly smart very strategic and a very effective lawyer."

Richard Mason is a well-regarded lawyer acting on all forms of corporate restructuring. He frequently works with stakeholders across the corporate structure, including financial institutions, private equity firms and directors. Sources say that he is "a very good lawyer who is great in the boardroom."

About the Team (content provided by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)

Department profile not yet provided by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Agile West Coast firm focusing on corporate restructurings, workouts and distressed asset acquisitions. Regularly brings its bankruptcy litigation strength to bear on headline matters, in addition to advising on complex Chapter 9 cases. Demonstrates significant strength in retail sector insolvencies. Additional strength in ancillary areas such as commercial litigation, appellate litigation and corporate finance.

Strengths Sources say: "Their work has been top quality. They are incredibly efficient and give their comments quickly so it's very cost efficient. They have a very commercial approach - they're not purely thinking about the legal elements, but they also orient themselves to think about our business."

Market observers name the firm "one of the best bankruptcy boutiques in the USA," and note that it offers "a great-quality service at a more effective price point."

Work highlights Advised Bettina Whyte in connection with her role as the agent for The Puerto Rico Urgent Interest Fund Corporation in the PROMESA Title III case relating to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Counseled Max and Lubov Azria, the shareholders and former officers and directors of the fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA in relation to the company's Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Klee is a senior and respected practitioner who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the forefront of the bankruptcy space. He continues to advise debtor-side companies, creditors and financially distressed municipalities on all aspects of bankruptcy law. Sources say: "He is brilliant and incredibly well respected. When he says something everyone listens. He is very knowledgeable and very responsive."

Michael Tuchin is an established professional focusing on large-scale insolvency matters. He often advises on matters involving the retail, restaurant and healthcare industries. Clients say: "He is a really smart lawyer, not just in his knowledge of the law, but he is also great at implementing a strategy and a legal direction for us to go in."

Lee Bogdanoff is a respected adviser representing clients in complex restructuring matters. He is known for counseling on contentious mandates, including high-stakes litigation. Sources say: "He is always available and always provides thoughtful, sound advice. He is a senior guy who is willing to take on the work, instead of pushing it down to a lower level."

About the Team (content provided by Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Latham & Watkins LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong bench of bankruptcy attorneys advising stakeholders in restructurings on both the creditor and company side. Notable expertise in cross-border assignments spanning sectors such as retail and energy. Enviable nationwide presence complemented by particular strength in acting for foreign debtors in Chapter 15 proceedings. Other areas of strength include prepackaged reorganizations, distressed M&A activity and bankruptcy litigation.

Strengths Clients say: "They are extremely commercial, very responsive, and a true partner in thinking through issues, not only on a legal but also a business front."

Sources say: "The client service is amazing. They are responsive to client needs and really care about our success."

Work highlights Acted for upstream oil and gas company Stone Energy in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and subsequent sale of assets.

Counseled the official committee of unsecured creditors of Energy XXI, in connection with the company's Chapter 11 filing.

Notable practitioners

George Davis cochairs the firm's global restructuring practice and is noted for his representation of foreign and domestic companies in reorganizations, restructurings and workouts. Clients say: "He is a thoughtful lawyer who remains calm and can bring about a consensus."

Peter Gilhuly works with debtors, creditors committees and asset purchasers in connection with bankruptcies in a range of sectors, including technology and broadcasting. Clients say: "He is an amazing problem solver who is great to work with and very personable." Gilhuly is global cochair of the firm's restructuring, insolvency and workouts practice and is based in the firm's Los Angeles office.

The Chicago-based Richard Levy is recognized for his representation of public companies, creditors and lenders in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcies and workouts. Clients say: "He understands all of the loopholes in the law, and has an excellent understanding of the pertinent business needs."

Mitchell Seider is a well-regarded adviser who focuses on high-profile matters in the restructuring arena, including recent cases in the energy and aviation industries. Clients say: "He provides top-level advice. There is nothing he doesn't know."

About the Team (content provided by Latham & Watkins LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Latham & Watkins LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Morrison & Foerster LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly commended practice that assists a wide range of clients on the lender and company sides, but is particularly noted for its work with creditors' committees. Maintains a sterling reputation in US-based and multijurisdictional Chapter 11 proceedings. Brings to bear extensive firm-wide strength in tax, litigation and employee benefits when handling complex restructuring mandates.

Strengths Clients say: "They have been very responsive. They are very professional and get done what needs to be done."

Work highlights Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Avaya, in connection with the telecommunications corporation's Chapter 11 case. The company had liabilities worth approximately $6.3 billion.

Acted for renewable energy installer Sungevity and its affiliates in connection with their Chapter 11 cases. Sungevity had around $185 million of debt obligations.

Notable practitioners

Brett Miller heads up the firm's New York office and cochairs its distressed real estate practice. He handles Chapter 11 reorganizations, workouts and insolvency litigation in matters pertaining to a range of industry sectors, including technology, real estate and retail. One impressed client notes: "He was always calm, responsive, and quick to suggest alternatives."

Gary Lee cochairs the firm's finance department and is recommended for his handling of domestic and international bankruptcies and restructurings. He offers noted niche expertise in the implementation of foreign liquidations and schemes of arrangement in the US. Interviewees name him "an outstanding strategic thinker and a great presenter in court."

About the Team (content provided by Morrison & Foerster LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Morrison & Foerster LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Comprehensive Los Angeles-headquartered bankruptcy and restructuring team with a broad clientele encompassing debtors, creditors, trustees and asset purchasers. Notable strength in complex cross-border insolvencies, offering experience in handling Chapter 15 proceedings and multijurisdictional Chapter 11 filings. Other areas of strength include insolvency litigation, distressed M&A and out-of-court workouts. Also offers clients the benefits of an established presence in Delaware.

Strengths Sources identify Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones as "a great firm with a national practice."

Work highlights Represented the creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 proceedings of retailer Payless Holdings, the holding company of footwear chain Payless ShoeSource.

Advised the creditors' committee of clothing retailer BCBGMAXAZRIA in its Chapter 11 case, involving $459 million of debt obligations.

Notable practitioners

Richard Pachulski enjoys an outstanding reputation in the US bankruptcy arena, regularly acting for debtors and creditors committees in connection with the highest-profile restructurings and reorganizations. Sources say: "He is a wonderful lawyer with a strong practice who is highly sought-after. He gets good results for clients through his outside-the-box, creative approach."

Laura Davis Jones works out of the firm's Wilmington office, handling an array of reorganizations, workouts and distressed M&A on behalf of debtors, creditors committees and acquirers. Sources say: "She is a household name in the bankruptcy community and is incredibly well respected."

About the Team (content provided by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Proskauer Rose LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises across the full spectrum of bankruptcy and restructuring law for creditors, debtors and senior lenders, as well as private equity funds. Impressive bench of bankruptcy litigation experts, complemented by notable corporate governance capabilities. Additional strength in handling liquidations for entities such as offshore and onshore hedge funds and boards of directors. Particular strength in the New York and Chicago markets.

Strengths Clients consider Proskauer Rose to be "a huge firm with preeminent lawyers across the board when needed" adding: "It has a deep bench of lawyers nationwide."

Work highlights Counseled the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, the entity formed to represent Puerto Rico's interests during its widely reported debt restructuring.

Acted for Colombian energy company Pacific Exploration Company on its Chapter 11 filing and restructuring of $5.3 billion of debt obligations.

Notable practitioners

Martin Bienenstock heads the firm's business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy group. He continues to impress market observers with his high-level creditor-side practice. Sources say: "He's practical and he knows the law better than anyone. He is a tactical and strategic lawyer."

Mark Thomas acts for public and private companies in connection with domestic and cross border restructurings and insolvencies. One recent client reports: "Mark Thomas provided seasoned strategic oversight. His ability to understand and navigate complex matters without micro-managing the case provided tremendous value."

Jeff Marwil is a well-regarded professional advising on significant insolvency-related matters. He is known for his broad experience across multimillion-dollar Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and out-of-court workout mandates. Clients say: "He has been able to obtain great outcomes for the stakeholders he represents in bankruptcy matters. I can always count on him for very pragmatic and effective advice."

About the Team (content provided by Proskauer Rose LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Proskauer Rose LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-caliber bankruptcy litigation team often sought after by stakeholders in precedent-setting Chapter 11 filings. Experts in the area of DIP financing and asset acquisition in contentious cases. Popular choice for foreign debtors seeking Chapter 15 representation, drawing on notable cross-border experience. Particularly active of late in oil and gas bankruptcies.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's abilities in bankruptcy litigation.

Work highlights Advised the Senior Bondholders Coalition of COFINA, the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation, concerning the restructuring of $2.6 billion of Puerto Rico's debt obligations.

Counseled an ad hoc coalition of bondholders concerning its $1.2 billion exposure to Berry Petroleum in its Chapter 11 case. This included advising on Chapter 11 proceedings and objections to plans.

Notable practitioners

Susheel Kirpalani chairs the firm's bankruptcy group and is its leading light for major restructurings, reorganizations and workouts.

About the Team (content provided by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Sidley Austin LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Undertakes representations on behalf of stakeholders on both the creditor and debtor sides across a broad range of complex reorganization and insolvency matters. Demonstrates particular strength in oil and gas, financial services and mining matters. Also noted for its expert handling of cross-border mandates. Additional strength in the distressed M&A space.

Strengths Clients say: "I am still impressed with the depth of skill and the bench of the firm. There is great accessibility and availability of senior people when I need to consult them, and I am always pleased with the relationship."

Clients say: "The lawyers are very knowledgeable and very responsive. They have good business judgment, and understand what is and what is not important."

Work highlights Advised Key Energy Services on its Chapter 11 proceedings, involving the restructure of $1 billion of funded debt.

Counseled Honda North America on matters arising from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of vehicle component manufacturer Takata.

Notable practitioners

James Conlan continues to be recognized as one of the firm's leading bankruptcy practitioners. His broad restructuring practice is weighted towards debtor representations, although he also acts for creditors' committees and other parties. Sources consider him to be "a very energetic and strategic" practitioner.

Lawrence Nyhan centers his practice on debtor-side representation in complex corporate bankruptcies across a broad range of industries. One impressed recent client reports: "He had been through so many of these matters he knew exactly what to do. He had a great big-picture viewpoint and was great to deal with."

About the Team (content provided by Sidley Austin LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Sidley Austin LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Talented group of restructuring attorneys with extensive experience in handling debtor-side engagements. Undertakes a broad range of Chapter 11 representations, and is a popular choice for parties to distressed investments. Also noted for its creditor-side expertise, acting for financial institutions and private equity funds in courtroom and out-of-court proceedings. Noted strength in complex, cross-border mandates.

Strengths Sources say: "They have a great cross-section of people at many different levels and they use them appropriately without being partner-heavy or over-lawyering."

Clients say: "I get along well with their lawyers, they are straight-talking, with an approach that means they will fight if necessary, but will see first if a deal can be made."

Work highlights Acted for Colorado-based debt collector SquareTwo and certain of its affiliates in their prepackaged Chapter 11 cases.

Acted for a steering committee of high-yield bond holders in connection with the restructuring of international oil services company CGG.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Feldman cochairs both the firm and its business reorganization and restructuring department. He advises all parties in bankruptcy cases on the full range of domestic and cross-border restructuring matters. Sources say: "He is a very smart, practical, no-nonsense kind of guy. He calls it the way he sees it without beating around the bush. He is very results-oriented."

Marc Abrams cochairs the firm's restructuring group and is noted for his representation of creditor-side clients in contentious and non-contentious bankruptcy cases. Sources say: "He has a tremendous depth of experience, not just as a function of doing this for a long time, but also of doing it at a high level."

About the Team (content provided by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP)

Willkie’s Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department is a global practice comprised of 35 attorneys with market-leading capabilities in all aspects of business and financial restructurings and insolvency matters.  Our integrated U.S. and European restructuring professionals offer the hands-on, results-driven experience that today’s distressed situations demand.  We are held in high regard for our responsiveness and proven experience in complex multi-lateral cross-border restructurings (both in and out of court).  We represent a broad spectrum of clients in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and other key European jurisdictions.

Our team is known for its ability to evaluate quickly the restructuring challenges facing distressed companies and their creditors. We employ creativity, practical legal judgment and an interdisciplinary approach to obtain our clients’ desired results efficiently.  Through our decades of shared experience and by leveraging the knowledge of Willkie’s complementary practice groups, we provide our clients with real-time, realistic assessments of the likely range of obtainable outcomes and the most effective path forward.  We wield our firmly established credibility in court and with other restructuring professionals to forge consensus in highly contentious situations. In circumstances where consensus among stakeholders is not possible, we are well prepared to litigate to best serve our clients’ interests.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Brown Rudnick LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Premier players in the area of bankruptcy litigation, frequently engaged by creditors and debtors on complex Chapter 11 cases. Often called upon by distressed investors to provide guidance in bankruptcy filings. Active across a range of sectors, including energy, hospitality, real estate and professional sports.

Notable practitioners

Edward Weisfelner is an established professional assisting clients with significant matters in the bankruptcy space. His areas of strength include counseling official and ad hoc creditors' and equity holders' committees. Sources say: "He has a niche in the market for representing 'out-of-the-money' creditors, and is a good-quality advocate."

Robert Stark is noted for his representation of clients on major restructuring mandates. He acts for both debtors and creditors, and his key experience includes complex corporate restructurings, out of court workouts and Chapter 11 cases. Sources say: "He represents clients well and is a very skilled lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Brown Rudnick LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Brown Rudnick LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Greenberg Traurig, PA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leverages strength across the USA to advise on restructurings arising from the energy, healthcare and real estate sectors, among others. Notable cross-border capabilities, showcasing particular expertise in cases involving Latin America. Broad practice includes advising debtors, sponsors and creditors' committees on Chapter 11 proceedings, insolvency-related litigation and distressed M&A.

Strengths Clients say: "They have fulfilled a variety of roles in deals I am involved in, and they have acted with creativity and professionalism. They bring in the right lawyer for each individual piece of the problem."

Clients say: "The speed and quality of the work are excellent, and they do a great job. There is great consistency in their teams."

Work highlights Counseled the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of C&J Energy Services in connection with the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Acted for Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority on negotiations regarding the restructuring of $5 billion of municipal debt.

Notable practitioners

Mark Bloom is a respected figure in this space and is noted for his work on large-scale transactions in the insolvency arena. He often advises debtors, trustees and creditors in contentious and non-contentious mandates. One recent client attests: "He was very forthcoming about the pros and cons of the situation, and helped us resolve it on mutually agreeable terms. He was very straightforward and practical."

About the Team (content provided by Greenberg Traurig, PA)

Department profile not yet provided by Greenberg Traurig, PA. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Thriving bankruptcy and restructuring shop handling a broad range of matters, including Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings and complex debt recapitalizations. Draws on extensive tax, finance and commercial litigation expertise when advising its strong debtor- and creditor-side client base. Has been notably active of late in some of the most highly publicized international bankruptcy cases, including the Puerto Rico restructuring case.

Strengths Clients say: "The advice is very commercial, very practical and very informed by the market. They are very savvy, and go well above and beyond providing simple advice."

Clients say: "They are very smart, very collaborative, and open to sharing ideas and figuring out the best way for us to maximize relationships."

Work highlights Advised the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in connection with the territory's widely publicized debt restructuring.

Represented an ad hoc group of senior secured noteholders in connection with restructuring of coal-fired power plant Homer City Generation in Western Pennsylvania.

Notable practitioners

John Rapisardi cochairs the firm's global restructuring practice and is a well-regarded practitioner who is noted for his work with clients on a range of heavyweight bankruptcy-related matters. He acts for both debtors and creditors in bankrutpcies across a range of sectors, including automotive, healthcare and retail. Clients say: "He is extremely even-keeled, creative and level-headed. He brings a degree of sanity and stability to what can be extremely chaotic situations."

Nancy Mitchell is a well-regarded lawyer assisting clients on significant restructuring mandates. She is known for advising debtors and creditors regarding complex restructurings, workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings. Clients say: "She was standout, and had a great, commercial, no-nonsense attitude with all parties. She was a sound adviser who got things done." She recently joined O'Melveny & Myers from of Greenberg Traurig.

About the Team (content provided by O'Melveny & Myers LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Ropes & Gray LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its handling of distressed M&A transactions and complex bankruptcy litigation. Noteworthy expertise in lender-side engagements, and regularly receives mandates from indenture trustees and hedge funds. Increasingly active in cross-border restructurings involving Asian entities, in addition to its expertise in handling domestic energy sector insolvencies. Significant experience in matters pertaining to the energy, media and retail industries, among others.

Strengths Clients say: "I found them to be very smart, pragmatic and to have a strong business sense in getting deals done."

Sources say: "They do good work on bankruptcy and restructuring, they provide a responsive service and know our business well."

Work highlights Advised an ad hoc committee of noteholders in connection with the reorganization of $1.1 billion of Global A&T Electronics' secured debt. The cross-border case involved work by the firm's US and Hong Kong teams.

Counseled the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Linn Energy, involving $8 billion of debt obligations.

Notable practitioners

Mark Bane is an established practitioner focusing on large-scale and cross-border bankruptcy cases. He frequently works with lenders and private equity investors in connection with Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. A recent client reports: "He was great at explaining the issues to people who were maybe not very familiar with the bankruptcy situation. He had great communication skills, and was very good at anticipating what the court would do."

Gregg Galardi advises on substantial restructuring-related mandates. He acts for a broad client base, including debtor companies, hedge funds and creditors' committees, across a range of industries. One interviewee attests: "He is a really bright guy who looks at bankruptcy cases differently from others." The source continues: "He takes unique approaches which the judge appreciates; he is tough but fair."

About the Team (content provided by Ropes & Gray LLP)

For decades, our business restructuring lawyers have represented clients throughout the world, in virtually every form of restructuring, insolvency and workout. The members of Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring department are among the top bankruptcy lawyers in the world. Our partners are widely recognized in publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 and have received multiple listings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and U.S. and U.K. Super Lawyers. The business restructuring practice has been recognized nationally as a “sophisticated, high-quality” practice by Chambers USA.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/business-restructuring.aspx

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


White & Case LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong offering in bankruptcy and restructuring law, particularly in relation to significant Chapter 11 and 15 filings. Diverse client base spanning creditor-side parties and debtors involved in both domestic and international proceedings. Established contentious practice includes frequent appearance in high-stakes bankruptcy litigation.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Lauria acts for debtors, creditors and the purchasers of distressed assets in connection with all aspects of corporate bankruptcies and reorganizations. He divides his time between the firm's New York and Miami offices, and has earned a fine reputation in both markets. Interviewees consider him to be "extremely smart, commercial and very creative at coming up with solutions for clients."

About the Team (content provided by White & Case LLP)

To learn more about our practice, please visit: whitecase.com/law

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected bench exhibiting capabilities across the full spectrum of creditor and debtor representations. A popular choice for clients seeking bankruptcy litigation counsel, particularly in multijurisdictional cases. Impressive breadth of expertise also includes out-of-court restructurings and advisory work for distressed companies. Also noted for its capabilities in cross-brder insolvencies.

Strengths Clients say: "I use them as they are a highly professional firm and very responsive. They are terrific lawyers and great deal-doers."

Sources say: "I have always had high regard for their folks and their tremendous experience."

Work highlights Acted for CHC Group in its Chapter 11 case, involving the restructuring of $2 billion of debt.

Represented La Paloma Generating Company in its £524 million Chapter 11 case.

Notable practitioners

Richard Hahn and Natasha Labovitz are key contacts.

About the Team (content provided by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP)

Department profile not yet provided by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Haynes and Boone, LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Frequently undertakes significant Chapter 11 filings, particularly in the energy sector, where it is best known for its oil and gas work. Demonstrates significant expertise in advising debtors, creditors and landlords in distressed real estate matters. Increasingly active in lender-side representations. Also noted for its representation of buyers in distressed M&A.

Strengths Clients say: "They take the best care of their clients, making sure that we are informed of all issues. There was complete transparency in billing and value was received because results exceeded expectations."

Sources say: "I love working with them. They always treat you as you would want to be treated. They are practical and never run up bills, but think about something before doing it."

Work highlights Represented NextEra Energy in the Energy Future Holdings Chapter 11 case. The team advised in connection with NextEra’s attempt to acquire Oncor, Energy Future Holdings' electric utility transmission business.

Acted for Comerica Bank, a member of a senior secured group of lenders holding an aggregate $2.9 billion in claim, in connection with Linn Energy's Chapter 11.

Notable practitioners

Robert Albergotti is a well-regarded professional handling large-scale matters in the insolvency space. He is noted for his experience handling Chapter 11 proceedings on behalf of debtors, trustees and liquidation agents. His is also known for acting for clients in distressed M&A.

Charles Beckham continues to advise on heavyweight matters in the bankruptcy arena. He frequently acts for creditors’ committees and secured lenders in oil and gas sector insolvencies. Sources say: "He is a very fine lawyer with great knowledge of the industry, and how best to use the law to get the best result. He is a good consensus builder, which is an important quality when representing creditors' committees."

About the Team (content provided by Haynes and Boone, LLP)

Our team excels in complex out-of-court financial restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganization cases, using the knowledge and experience gained during decades of advising clients facing troubled situations.

From representing a variety of parties-in-interest — debtors, creditors, lenders, agent banks and equity security holders — in multi-faceted, multibillion-dollar corporate reorganizations, our lawyers can anticipate developments that can lead to a mutually beneficial outcome for both the debtor and creditors. Our diversity of perspective and experience also means it is unlikely that our lawyers will encounter unfamiliar complications.

Our firm’s clients come from virtually every industry and include more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, major foreign companies and large financial institutions. While our restructuring team has served clients in a broad range of industries, we have developed extensive experience in the aviation, healthcare, retail, transportation, and manufacturing industries.

Haynes and Boone also is recognized as a leader in the field of distressed energy, oil and gas, oilfield services and petrochemical companies, understanding both the day-to-day operational and financial issues involved and the larger economic and political trends that have led to varying business cycles.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable bankruptcy and restructuring team noted for its expertise in private equity and hedge fund representations. Adept in handling both courtroom and out-of-court restructuring proceedings, in addition to demonstrating significant cross-border capabilities. Also noted for its handling of distressed M&A.

Strengths Clients say: "They are very current and know the market well. They are very good at reaching business-oriented solutions."

Sources say: "I really respect them as they are professional and knowledgeable attorneys representing their clients' interests well."

Work highlights Acted for private investment firm Cerberus Partners in connection with the Chapter 11 case of debt collection company SquareTwo.

Counseled the Unsecured Creditors' Committee in connection with the Maxus Energy's Chapter 11.

Notable practitioners

Adam Harris chairs the firm's business reorganization group and is noted for his broad corporate restructuring and creditors' rights practice. Sources say: "He is a very good and smart lawyer who does a fine job. He can be a tough negotiator but is very effective for clients."

About the Team (content provided by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP)

Business Reorganisation:
SRZ provides critical counsel to domestic, foreign and international secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, equity holders, plan sponsors and others in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts, and the firm regularly advises on acquisitions and divestitures of troubled companies and their assets.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Vinson & Elkins LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

-

Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Substantive restructuring outfit capitalizing on the firm's strength in the area of energy and power. Acts on domestic and international matters for debtor and creditor clients, including Chapter 11 filings and complex insolvencies. Also noted for its handling of bankruptcy litigation, drawing on significant trial and appellate expertise. Significant experience in Section 363 transactions.

Strengths Clients say: "They are great partners. They work very well with whomever they have to work, which is paramount to getting a good resolution. It is a go-to firm for the energy sector."

Sources pay tribute to "a strong team with great energy expertise in all phases."

Work highlights Acted for JPMorgan Chase in connection with its role as administrative agent and senior secured lender to Chaparral Energy following the latter's Chapter 11 filing.

Counseled Tug Hill on its $360 million stalking horse bid for the assets of Stone Energy Corporation Appalachia assets.

Notable practitioners

Bill Wallander of the Dallas office is a key contact.

About the Team (content provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP)

  • V&E is a go-to firm for bankruptcy and restructuring work in Texas and nationally with dominant expertise in the energy sector. V&E has received key, high-profile engagements in most of the significant Chapter 11 cases filed in Texas over the past decade. The depth, experience and longevity of V&E’s insolvency team have been distinguishing factors from its competition, as has our firm’s extensive experience and capabilities in bankruptcy litigation.
  • During the past few years, V&E’s insolvency lawyers have been involved in Chapter 11 cases and out-of court restructurings in Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and, of course, Texas. In addition, V&E continues to handle insolvency matters on an international basis.
  • V&E is recognized as the #1 distinguished global energy firm, and this focus is a known factor in our bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Moreover, our practice has significant experience in virtually every industry, including recent engagements involving the energy, retail, telecom, real estate and shipping industries. Approximately half of V&E’s insolvency practice is comprised of debtor or company-side engagements, with the balance split among: (a) secured lender work; (b) representation of financial and strategic buyers of assets in Chapter 11 cases; and (c) representation of Chapter 11 trustees and other significant parties with an interest in major Chapter 11 cases.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Senior Statesperson

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Golden is an established practitioner advising on high-profile matters in the restructuring space. He frequently works with entities exposed to the transportation and energy industries. Clients say: "He is a very commercial, a guy who is not going to sacrifice the details and is willing to pursue the client's interests strongly."

^ See whole ranking table

Senior Statesperson

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Klee is a senior and respected practitioner who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the forefront of the bankruptcy space. He continues to advise debtor-side companies, creditors and financially distressed municipalities on all aspects of bankruptcy law. Sources say: "He is brilliant and incredibly well respected. When he says something everyone listens. He is very knowledgeable and very responsive."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Corinne Ball is an established lawyer assisting clients with high-profile matters in the bankruptcy space. She regularly represents debtors companies in the most complex and high-profile bankruptcies, and is also noted for her handling of distressed M&A. Clients say: "She is smart, anticipates the endgame well and is a very passionate advocate for her clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Basta joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis in October 2017. He is a hugely respected figure in the bankruptcy space, representing both creditors and debtors in connection with bankruptcies in a range of industries including energy, healthcare and entertainment. Clients say: "He is a very business-oriented lawyer who always thinks creatively about solutions and alternatives. He thinks almost like a banker at times and has a deal-oriented approach." Basta cochairs the firm's bankruptcy and corporate reorganization group.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Bennett is a preeminent adviser who is noted for his handling of major debt restructurings and corporate reorganizations. He acts for both creditors and debtors, and also represents the acquirers of distressed businesses. Clients say: "He is probably best known for his great litigation skills, so a lot of people settle because they know that litigation will be tough and aggressive."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Donald S Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Bernstein is a market-leading practitioner advising on high-profile matters in the bankruptcy space. He frequently works with bondholders and lenders on corporate restructuring and municipal insolvency mandates. Sources say: "He is not a table-banger, but very careful, thoughtful and quietly effective."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ira Dizengoff enjoys a superb reputation in the bankruptcy space, focusing on substantial transactions with an insolvency slant. He is a go-to counselor for matters relating to the energy sector, whether on behalf of debtors or creditors. Sources say: "He is an effective negotiator and very popular with hedge funds."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Dunne heads the firm's financial restructuring group and is a highly respected figure in the bankruptcy space, advising debtors and creditors in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations and workouts. Sources say: "He is a smart and talented attorney, a tough adversary, and he knows how to get a restructuring done efficiently and get the best outcome for the client."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Kenneth H Eckstein

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Eckstein represents both creditors and debtors in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations, in and out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A. He maintains his position at the forefront of the bankruptcy space, with one interviewee attesting: "He is always available, has a stellar reputation within the industry, is extremely intelligent and a fantastic negotiator."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Goffman coheads the firm's global restructuring group and is widely considered to be a market-leading practitioner in the bankruptcy space. He handles all aspects of bankruptcy law on behalf of both debtor and creditor-side clients, and is often noted for his pioneering work in the prepackaged bankruptcy space. Clients say: "He is a very creative guy and has great instincts, as he knows how to push to a point but also knows when it is time to cut a deal."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The hugely respected Marcia Goldstein continues to excel in some of the most high-profile matters in the insolvency space. She frequently works with manufacturers and insurance companies faced with significant bankruptcy issues. Sources say: "She is very knowledgeable and has been in the business for a long time. She has an impeccable reputation and a nice way about her. She is very commercial in her viewpoints: she knows when to be tough, and when not to be."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Marshall S Huebner

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marshall Huebner is a highly respected professional focusing on substantial transactions in the financially distressed context. He often acts on matters concerning the energy, natural resources and retail sectors. Sources say: "Frankly, he has been a leader in important cases for a long time. He is a very effective advocate both in the courtroom and in the negotiating room."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Susheel Kirpalani

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Susheel Kirpalani chairs the firm's bankruptcy group and is its leading light for major restructurings, reorganizations and workouts.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Kornberg is a market-leading lawyer advising on high-profile matters in the insolvency context. He often advises entities in the oil and gas services, energy and manufacturing sectors. Clients say: "He has very strong expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring," adding: "He knows the judges and all the people we need to interact with when in the Chapter 11 process."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Thomas Moers Mayer

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Mayer advises on major domestic and cross-border bankruptcies and restructurings involving corporations and municipalities. Market commentators consider him to be among the most experienced and authoritative practitioners in the space: "He understands the law exceptionally well and is very detail-oriented, almost in a professorial way. He is a great resource."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Harold S Novikoff

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

From the Chambers USA guide

Harold Novikoff is a highly respected practitioner assisting clients with heavyweight matters in the restructuring space. He has counseled a broad variety of entities including federal government departments, as well as corporate debtors and creditors. Sources say: "He is a really smart strategist who leads great teams. He is very effective for clients and great at calibrating himself to the situation."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

James HM Sprayregen

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jamie Sprayregen enjoys an outstanding reputation in the bankruptcy space and continues to be active in some of the most industry-defining restructurings facing corporate America. He routinely represents debtor-side clients in court and out of court, and is also noted for his handling of major transnational restructurings. Sources say: "He is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer. He quickly analyzes situations and is great at developing a strategy."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Aronzon is based in the firm's Los Angeles office and is an established adviser in the bankruptcy space. He handles restructuring, reorganizations and workouts on behalf of both creditors and debtors, and is also noted for his handling of distressed M&A.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Martin J Bienenstock

Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martin Bienenstock heads the firm's business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy group. He continues to impress market observers with his high-level creditor-side practice. Sources say: "He's practical and he knows the law better than anyone. He is a tactical and strategic lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Bromley is a well-regarded adviser advising on substantial matters in the bankruptcy space, including litigation, distressed acquisitions and restructurings. One admiring interviewee notes: "I admire him as he is very smart, has a really impressive grasp of substantive law, is very good in court and is quietly effective at running complicated cross-border cases."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Charles is an established adviser assisting clients with significant matters in the bankruptcy context. His areas of strength include distressed M&A and counseling of creditors. Sources say: "He is one of the better lawyers I have ever encountered. He is incredibly smart very strategic and a very effective lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Conlan continues to be recognized as one of the firm's leading bankruptcy practitioners. His broad restructuring practice is weighted towards debtor representations, although he also acts for creditors' committees and other parties. Sources consider him to be "a very energetic and strategic" practitioner.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Matthew A Feldman

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Feldman cochairs both the firm and its business reorganization and restructuring department. He advises all parties in bankruptcy cases on the full range of domestic and cross-border restructuring matters. Sources say: "He is a very smart, practical, no-nonsense kind of guy. He calls it the way he sees it without beating around the bush. He is very results-oriented."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Kristopher M Hansen

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kristopher Hansen chairs the national financial restructuring group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He is a respected bankruptcy litigator with a focus on creditor-side representations. Sources say: "He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, cool under pressure and very practical when formulating solutions to difficult problems."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Harris chairs the firm's business reorganization group and is noted for his broad corporate restructuring and creditors' rights practice. Sources say: "He is a very good and smart lawyer who does a fine job. He can be a tough negotiator but is very effective for clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Karotkin is a well-regarded lawyer who advises on Chapter 11 bankruptcies, debt restructurings and creditors' and debtors' rights, recently handling major cases in the energy and retail sectors, among others. Sources say: "He prides himself on high-quality work and good results, and does everything in his power to achieve result for clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Lauria acts for debtors, creditors and the purchasers of distressed assets in connection with all aspects of corporate bankruptcies and reorganizations. He divides his time between the firm's New York and Miami offices, and has earned a fine reputation in both markets. Interviewees consider him to be "extremely smart, commercial and very creative at coming up with solutions for clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Leake serves as co-head of the firm's global restructuring group. He continues to receive impressive levels of market approval for his debtors and creditors in all forms of corporate restructuring. Sources say: "He has a complete mastery of the law, but is also very pragmatic with a very good set of negotiating skills, and very easy to work with."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Heather Lennox is a well-regarded lawyer who is noted for her representation of debtors, creditors' committees, secured lenders and other clients in high-value bankruptcy cases. Sources say: "She looks for agreement in troubled situations, which is a great skill. She doesn't try to fight about everything, but is a great dealmaker." Lennox heads up the firm's Cleveland office and splits her time between Ohio and New York.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Mason is a well-regarded lawyer acting on all forms of corporate restructuring. He frequently works with stakeholders across the corporate structure, including financial institutions, private equity firms and directors. Sources say that he is "a very good lawyer who is great in the boardroom."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence Nyhan centers his practice on debtor-side representation in complex corporate bankruptcies across a broad range of industries. One impressed recent client reports: "He had been through so many of these matters he knew exactly what to do. He had a great big-picture viewpoint and was great to deal with."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Richard M Pachulski

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Pachulski enjoys an outstanding reputation in the US bankruptcy arena, regularly acting for debtors and creditors committees in connection with the highest-profile restructurings and reorganizations. Sources say: "He is a wonderful lawyer with a strong practice who is highly sought-after. He gets good results for clients through his outside-the-box, creative approach."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Andrew N Rosenberg

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Rosenberg is a respected practitioner assisting clients in heavyweight financially distressed mandates. He is a go to counselor on multibillion-dollar municipal bankruptcy negotiations. Clients say: "He fights for his clients, but without unnecessary work. He is able to cut to the chase and focus on the important items, without wasting time on minutiae."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Stamer is a well-regarded lawyer who is noted for his representation of both debtor and creditor-side clients in major bankruptcy cases. He has handled high-value matters in a range of industries, including energy, oil and gas and healthcare. Sources say: "He is a very seasoned creditor lawyer who has tremendous knowledge of the bankruptcy code."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Tuchin is an established professional focusing on large-scale insolvency matters. He often advises on matters involving the retail, restaurant and healthcare industries. Clients say: "He is a really smart lawyer, not just in his knowledge of the law, but he is also great at implementing a strategy and a legal direction for us to go in."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Edward S Weisfelner

Brown Rudnick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Weisfelner is an established professional assisting clients with significant matters in the bankruptcy space. His areas of strength include counseling official and ad hoc creditors' and equity holders' committees. Sources say: "He has a niche in the market for representing 'out-of-the-money' creditors, and is a good-quality advocate."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marc Abrams cochairs the firm's restructuring group and is noted for his representation of creditor-side clients in contentious and non-contentious bankruptcy cases. Sources say: "He has a tremendous depth of experience, not just as a function of doing this for a long time, but also of doing it at a high level."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Barr cochairs the firm's business finance and restructuring group. He focuses his practice on the representation of debtor and creditor-side clients in connection with in and out-of-court restructurings. Clients say: "One of his key strengths is in providing thoughtful and strategic advice. He also understands how to navigate difficult situations, and how to work with other constituents to drive to a solution."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lee Bogdanoff is a respected adviser representing clients in complex restructuring matters. He is known for counseling on contentious mandates, including high-stakes litigation. Sources say: "He is always available and always provides thoughtful, sound advice. He is a senior guy who is willing to take on the work, instead of pushing it down to a lower level."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Davis cochairs the firm's global restructuring practice and is noted for his representation of foreign and domestic companies in reorganizations, restructurings and workouts. Clients say: "He is a thoughtful lawyer who remains calm and can bring about a consensus."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Gilhuly works with debtors, creditors committees and asset purchasers in connection with bankruptcies in a range of sectors, including technology and broadcasting. Clients say: "He is an amazing problem solver who is great to work with and very personable." Gilhuly is global cochair of the firm's restructuring, insolvency and workouts practice and is based in the firm's Los Angeles office.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Henes acts for debtors, creditors committees and the acquirers of distressed companies and assets in a range of bankruptcies, restructurings and distressed M&A. He also advises on the environmental, mass tort and pension liabilities of distressed companies.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Holtzer is an established professional assisting clients with large-scale restructuring-related negotiations. He is a go-to lawyer for matters pertaining to a range of industries, with recent eye-catching mandates in the energy, healthcare and oil and gas sectors. One interviewee avers: "I like him a lot as he is a very even-keeled lawyer with a nice demeanor. He works very well under pressure and is a very steady hand."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chicago-based Marc Kieselstein is an established lawyer who advises on major mandates in the bankruptcy arena. He is noted for his handling of major Chapter 11 reorganizations, workouts and distressed M&A, among other matters. Sources name him "an excellent lawyer" and note: "Mark has a very dynamic mind and is very creative with the law. He has both the experience and the understanding of how to use the law."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Jenner & Block LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Levin cochairs the bankruptcy and restructuring group at Jenner & Block LLP is an established lawyer focusing on high-profile negotiations in the financially distressed arena. He acts for both creditors and debtors in connection with the full range of corporate bankruptcy matters, and is described by interviewees as "a super smart guy."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brett Miller heads up the firm's New York office and cochairs its distressed real estate practice. He handles Chapter 11 reorganizations, workouts and insolvency litigation in matters pertaining to a range of industry sectors, including technology, real estate and retail. One impressed client notes: "He was always calm, responsive, and quick to suggest alternatives."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Rapisardi cochairs the firm's global restructuring practice and is a well-regarded practitioner who is noted for his work with clients on a range of heavyweight bankruptcy-related matters. He acts for both debtors and creditors in bankrutpcies across a range of sectors, including automotive, healthcare and retail. Clients say: "He is extremely even-keeled, creative and level-headed. He brings a degree of sanity and stability to what can be extremely chaotic situations."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Edward O Sassower

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Sassower is a respected professional focusing on heavyweight restructurings, often with respect to cases occurring in the energy and natural resources sector. Sources say that he offers "a strong command of the legal and commercial perspectives of the restructuring world."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anup Sathy centers his respected bankruptcy practice on the representation of debtors, investors and lenders in a range of corporate restructurings, reorganizations and workouts. Interviewees attest that Sathy is a "technically very strong" practitioner.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Damian S Schaible

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Damian Schaible is recommended for his representation of creditor-side clients on major mandates in the restructuring space. He often acts for stakeholders in the technology and biotechnology industries. Sources say: "He is effective and good at getting deals done."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Margot Schonholtz

Linklaters

From the Chambers USA guide

Margot Schonholtz heads the US restructuring and insolvency group at Linklaters. She advises on all aspects of bankruptcy law and creditors' rights litigation, and is described by interviewees as "a very strong negotiator, very quick and intuitive, and assertive when she needs to be."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Paul Steven Singerman

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Singerman of Berger Singerman in Miami is one of Florida's leading bankruptcy practitioners and a noted presence on the national stage. Sources aver that he is "a consummate strategist and a total class act to deal with."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Butler Snow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martin Sosland of Butler Snow LLP is a respected lawyer assisting clients with large-scale bankruptcy cases. He is experienced in both corporate and municipal insolvency. Clients say: "He has been a consistently strong performer who has proven to be unflappable, very knowledgeable and practical."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Brown Rudnick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Stark is noted for his representation of clients on major restructuring mandates. He acts for both debtors and creditors, and his key experience includes complex corporate restructurings, out of court workouts and Chapter 11 cases. Sources say: "He represents clients well and is a very skilled lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

The well-regarded Lou Strubeck of Norton Rose Fulbright is noted for his work with banks, institutional lenders and other creditor-side clients in connection with corporate bankruptcies and restructurings. One recent client reports: "He is a facilitator and conciliator, but he also knows his stuff and kept the whole thing together for us," adding: "He is very personable, likable and affable."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Thomas acts for public and private companies in connection with domestic and cross border restructurings and insolvencies. One recent client reports: "Mark Thomas provided seasoned strategic oversight. His ability to understand and navigate complex matters without micro-managing the case provided tremendous value."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gerard Uzzi is a respected practitioner handling substantial insolvency-related negotiations, including workouts and restructurings. Sources say that he is "a great creditor advocate" who is "creative in problem solving."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Robert Albergotti

Haynes and Boone, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Albergotti is a well-regarded professional handling large-scale matters in the insolvency space. He is noted for his experience handling Chapter 11 proceedings on behalf of debtors, trustees and liquidation agents. His is also known for acting for clients in distressed M&A.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Bane is an established practitioner focusing on large-scale and cross-border bankruptcy cases. He frequently works with lenders and private equity investors in connection with Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. A recent client reports: "He was great at explaining the issues to people who were maybe not very familiar with the bankruptcy situation. He had great communication skills, and was very good at anticipating what the court would do."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Charles Beckham Jr

Haynes and Boone, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Beckham continues to advise on heavyweight matters in the bankruptcy arena. He frequently acts for creditors’ committees and secured lenders in oil and gas sector insolvencies. Sources say: "He is a very fine lawyer with great knowledge of the industry, and how best to use the law to get the best result. He is a good consensus builder, which is an important quality when representing creditors' committees."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Bloom is a respected figure in this space and is noted for his work on large-scale transactions in the insolvency arena. He often advises debtors, trustees and creditors in contentious and non-contentious mandates. One recent client attests: "He was very forthcoming about the pros and cons of the situation, and helped us resolve it on mutually agreeable terms. He was very straightforward and practical."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Laura Davis Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Laura Davis Jones works out of the firm's Wilmington office, handling an array of reorganizations, workouts and distressed M&A on behalf of debtors, creditors committees and acquirers. Sources say: "She is a household name in the bankruptcy community and is incredibly well respected."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Andrew G Dietderich

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Dietderich of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP advises blue chip corporate clients in connection with all aspects of bankruptcy law, including Chapter 11 reorganizations and distressed M&A. Clients say: "He is not just a bankruptcy lawyer, but also an M&A and finance lawyer, and a board-level counselor. He produces very good results."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregg Galardi advises on substantial restructuring-related mandates. He acts for a broad client base, including debtor companies, hedge funds and creditors' committees, across a range of industries. One interviewee attests: "He is a really bright guy who looks at bankruptcy cases differently from others." The source continues: "He takes unique approaches which the judge appreciates; he is tough but fair."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

William Greendyke

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

William Greendyke of Norton Rose Fulbright is recognized for his excellence in bankruptcy-related litigation on behalf of debtors, creditors' committees and other parties. Sources describe him as "very calm and collected" and note that he has "a lot of credibility with the court."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Ivester advises on the full range of restructurings, reorganizations and workouts including recent high-profile matters such as the SunEdison Chapter 11 case. Clients say: "He brings a skillful determination to get the job done, he focuses on the key issues and really drives the team."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Morrison & Foerster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Lee cochairs the firm's finance department and is recommended for his handling of domestic and international bankruptcies and restructurings. He offers noted niche expertise in the implementation of foreign liquidations and schemes of arrangement in the US. Interviewees name him "an outstanding strategic thinker and a great presenter in court."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sharon Levine of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Newark is well regarded for her representation of both creditors and debtors in substantial matters in the bankruptcy space. Sources say: "She is a great consensus builder and is very practical."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The Chicago-based Richard Levy is recognized for his representation of public companies, creditors and lenders in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcies and workouts. Clients say: "He understands all of the loopholes in the law, and has an excellent understanding of the pertinent business needs."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeff Marwil is a well-regarded professional advising on significant insolvency-related matters. He is known for his broad experience across multimillion-dollar Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and out-of-court workout mandates. Clients say: "He has been able to obtain great outcomes for the stakeholders he represents in bankruptcy matters. I can always count on him for very pragmatic and effective advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nancy Mitchell is a well-regarded lawyer assisting clients on significant restructuring mandates. She is known for advising debtors and creditors regarding complex restructurings, workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings. Clients say: "She was standout, and had a great, commercial, no-nonsense attitude with all parties. She was a sound adviser who got things done." She recently joined O'Melveny & Myers from of Greenberg Traurig.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Patrick J Nash, Jr

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Patrick Nash is a respected professional assisting clients with heavyweight disputes in the distressed company space. He frequently works with technology companies on multimillion-dollar debt reorganization mandates. Sources say: "He is very aggressive yet commercial, and won't fight silly points."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

George N Panagakis

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Panagakis acts for creditors and debtors in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcies, distressed M&A and other restructuring matters. Sources say that he "digs in to try to understand the whole situation, and takes pains to understand the business side so he can give better service to his clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Reisman is based in the New York office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He is a respected practitioner who is noted for his work with debtors, lenders and creditors' committees, among other clients, in connection with all aspects of bankruptcy law. One client attests: "He knows how to read a room, and how to take a messy situation and sort it out to get to the right answer, not only for us but for as many constituents as possible."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ray Schrock handles international and domestic bankruptcies and restructurings, and is described by interviewees as "a highly personable, motivated, strategic lawyer." He has recently handled a number of high-value matters in the retail, energy and power sectors, among others.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Mitchell A Seider

Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mitchell Seider is a well-regarded adviser who focuses on high-profile matters in the restructuring arena, including recent cases in the energy and aviation industries. Clients say: "He provides top-level advice. There is nothing he doesn't know."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Howard Seife is global head of the bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency practice at Norton Rose Fulbright. He advises on domestic and cross-border restructurings in a range of industries, including energy, retail and technology. Interviewees attest that he "continually tries to innovate" and is "great at dealing with complexities."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Trust leads the global restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency practice at Mayer Brown LLP. He is noted for his impressive creditor-side practice, handling a range of complex restructurings, distressed M&A and other matters. Sources say: "He is really smart and good to work with. He is willing to concede points that are not important, and is realistic about the facts."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Wynne of Hogan Lovells US LLP is an established lawyer assisting debtor and creditor-side clients with high-profile restructurings. Clients say: "He is a great settler, and creative in figuring out how to get deals done."

^ See whole ranking table