Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded bankruptcy group, counting a number of household names among its clients. Frequently acts on Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings, as well as litigation and asset purchases relating to bankruptcy. Notable experience advising clients in the retail, media and technology sectors among others.

Strengths Clients say: "They are very impressive, high-quality, excellent bankruptcy lawyers and are very strong strategically."

Sources state: "Core to their strength is their ability to work together as a team to provide clients with the right advice." They add: "They provide bespoke capabilities engineered for the client and the circumstance."

Work highlights Advised Nexus Capital Management on the acquisition out of bankruptcy of FTD Companies' florist network.

Notable practitioners

Seth Goldman
"is a highly talented lawyer who has a terrific bedside manner," according to clients. He has broad bankruptcy experience, with particular expertise in litigation. One source reports: "He was really super smart and very sophisticated in his analysis."

Thomas Walper
is "smart, thoughtful and creative," according to clients, who add: "He is exceptionally well versed in restructurings." He is experienced in acting for clients on Chapter 11 proceedings and acquisitions out of bankruptcy. Other clients say: "He is a very good deal-maker, with a good sense of timing; he knew when to push and when to step back."