Dentons LLP

Sam J Alberts

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Practice Areas

Complex domestic and cross-border business and government-related bankruptcies, restructurings, transactions and litigation. Significant experience on distressed pensions, healthcare and the representation of committees of creditors. Recently serviced as Special Master to the US Treasury program on distressed multi-employer pension plans (MPRA). Leads Dentons panel representation for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Leads Dentons global workout panel for the International Finance Corporation. Represents the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in several failed bank matters. Co-led the Official Committee of Retirees in the Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the PGBC in Kodak and is currently representing Verity Health System (Chapter 11 debtor) on pension and labor issues.

Professional Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute;Turnaround Management Association


Speaker, "Eye on Bankruptcy Series," American Bankruptcy Institute, December 2017

Moderator, “Puerto Rico, ‘Super Chapter 9’ and the Future of Sovereign Debt: A Canary in a Coal Mine?” ABI Winter Leadership Conference, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, December 2, 2016.

Contributor, "Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency", 13th ed. World Bank Group, October 27, 2015.


The George Washington University Law School, 1992, J.D.; New York University, 1987, B.A.