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Recognized for its "strong bench of bankruptcy attorneys advising stakeholders in restructurings on both the creditor and company side," Latham has "a really strong team across a lot of different jurisdictions."

Chambers USA 2020

Bankruptcy Litigation & Creditors’ Rights

We bring trial-tested litigation skill, deep knowledge of bankruptcy law and procedure, and extensive experience in federal bankruptcy courts, as well as district and state courts nationwide, to aggressively advance clients’ interests in high-profile restructuring matters.

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Latham lawyers have been trial counsel in almost all of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the last decade.

Drawing on our combined trial and insolvency litigation experience, we provide clients with tough, seamless representation both inside and outside the bankruptcy courtroom, regularly brokering favorable resolutions and efficiently defending the interests of our clients.

Latham Bankruptcy Litigation & Creditors’ Rights lawyers collaborate with restructuring teams across the firm to represent debtors, creditors, equity sponsors, bidders, and committees in some of the largest and most complex reorganizations in the US across the full spectrum of bankruptcy litigation matters, including:

  • Representing debtors, creditors committees, and bidders in complex bankruptcy proceedings, including all aspects of Chapter 11 proceedings, contested auctions and sale hearings, and post-emergence litigation
  • Representing creditors in all types of contested matters, from relief from stay and cash collateral proceedings to defense of contractual and fraud-related claims
  • Adversary actions of all kinds, from fraudulent conveyances and other preferences to foreclosure proceedings, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and turnover actions
  • Officer and director matters involving complex fiduciary duty issues that arise from transactions and bankruptcy proceedings

Latham also counsels professionals retained by bankruptcy estates, committees, and other interested parties in fee litigation and other disputes, including handling the largest contested engagement and fee disputes in recent years.

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