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Bankruptcy/Restructuring in New York Legal Rankings

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Chambers and Partners’ New York Bankruptcy/Restructuring section provides a comprehensive list of the best lawyers and law firms based in New York who advise corporate clients on complex bankruptcy and restructuring matters. This section focuses on attorneys who advise clients on a wide range of issues, including Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A. They act for creditors, lenders and noteholders, as well as debtors from a broad array of industries.

This is a practice in which the best lawyers are noted for their technical expertise and strategic approach as well as their client care skills. Among those ranked are legends of the New York Bar Corinne Ball, James Sprayregen and Marshall Huebner.  

The New York Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite table highlights law firms who have advised on some of the most high-profile bankruptcies in recent years. This table includes well-respected international firms, such as Kirkland & Ellis, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Milbank, who are regularly sought by prestigious clients due to their longstanding experience, extensive resources and ability to advise on cross-border matters. This section also features a number of New York-headquartered powerhouses, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, and Kramer Leven Naftalis & Frankel, who are highly regarded for their skilled handling of complex bankruptcy matters.

As part of the USA 2021 Guide, Chambers introduced the New York Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded table, which showcases a number of other firms with significant capability handling bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

Chambers USA also provides coverage of the best bankruptcy lawyers in over 30 different states, as well as a nationwide section which features the best lawyers and law firms from across the country who are called upon to handle the most sophisticated and high-profile bankruptcies.  

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Senior Statespeople

Corinne Ball

Jones Day

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James HM Sprayregen

Kirkland & Ellis

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Adam C Harris

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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Allan S Brilliant

Dechert LLP

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Brett H Miller

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Brian M. Resnick

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Christopher J. Marcus

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Heather Lennox

Jones Day

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Steven J Reisman

Katten

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Timothy Graulich

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Arthur Steinberg

King & Spalding LLP

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Christopher Greco

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Darren S Klein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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David Feldman

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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David M Hillman

Proskauer Rose LLP

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David Meyer

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Gregg M Galardi

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Howard Seife

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Kristin K. Going

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Mark Bane

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Mark R Somerstein

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Matthew Kelsey

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Nicole L Greenblatt

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Paul H Zumbro

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Rachel Albanese

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Suzzanne Uhland

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Thomas Califano

Sidley Austin LLP

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Vincent Indelicato

Proskauer Rose LLP

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Senior Statespeople

Corinne Ball

Jones Day

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James HM Sprayregen

Kirkland & Ellis

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Band 3

Adam C Harris

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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Allan S Brilliant

Dechert LLP

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Brett H Miller

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Brian M. Resnick

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Christopher J. Marcus

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Heather Lennox

Jones Day

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Steven J Reisman

Katten

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Timothy Graulich

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Band 4

Arthur Steinberg

King & Spalding LLP

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Christopher Greco

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Darren S Klein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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David Feldman

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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David M Hillman

Proskauer Rose LLP

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David Meyer

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Gregg M Galardi

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Howard Seife

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Kristin K. Going

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Mark Bane

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Mark R Somerstein

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Matthew Kelsey

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Nicole L Greenblatt

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Paul H Zumbro

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Rachel Albanese

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Suzzanne Uhland

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Thomas Califano

Sidley Austin LLP

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Vincent Indelicato

Proskauer Rose LLP

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