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Daniel H. Golden is widely regarded as one of the leading lawyers of the restructuring bar. In his more than forty years of practice, he has represented creditors and bondholders committees in some of the largest and most complex restructurings in U.S. history. He focuses on Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed investments and asset acquisitions. Select recent representations include the restructurings of Nine West Holdings, Inc., GM Motors Liquidation Trust, SandRidge Energy, Inc., Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation, NII Holdings, Inc., SunEdison and Jack Cooper Holdings. He has also played a leading role in seminal bankruptcies including Lyondell Chemical Co., Tribune Co., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Residential Capital LLC, Loral Space & Communications, Ltd. and WorldCom, Inc., among others.


Mr. Golden was the partner-in-charge of Akin Gump’s New York office for fourteen years. He received the Professor Lawrence P. King Award by the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of UJA-Federation of New York’s Lawyers Division, and has been consistently recognized by numerous legal and restructuring publications.


BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; JD, SUNY at Buffalo Law School.