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Practice Areas

Hal focuses on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, debt restructurings and financial market transactions. He has 40 years of professional experience in representing the principal lenders, bondholders and underwriters in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court debt restructurings of a wide range of public and private companies; purchasers of and investors in financially distressed companies; and dealers and other market participants in connection with derivatives, repurchase agreements, securities loans and other financial market transactions.


Of Counsel in the Restructuring and Finance Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Professional Memberships

Hal is a former commissioner of the ABI Commission to Study Chapter 11 Reform, former chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and a member of the Dean’s Council of Columbia Law School.


Hal received his bachelor’s degree with distinction from Cornell University. He received his JD from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review.