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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

Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Litigation

Latham’s insolvency litigators help clients successfully navigate insolvency and reorganizations — both inside and outside the bankruptcy courtroom.

Why Latham

Latham & Watkins’ Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Litigation Practice has advised committees, creditors, debtors, and examiners in some of the largest and most complex reorganizations in recent years.

Latham's seasoned trial lawyers bring decades of experience litigating in federal bankruptcy courts, as well as federal district and state courts nationwide. Combining this experience with a sophisticated knowledge of US bankruptcy law and procedure, Latham’s insolvency litigators provide clients throughout the US with tough and seamless representation across the full spectrum of bankruptcy matters. The firm regularly represents debtors and bidders in auctions and sale hearings, and advises creditors and committees in contested matters, including relief from stay and cash collateral proceedings, and defense of contractual and fraud-related claims. Latham also counsels professionals retained by the bankruptcy estate, committees, and other interested parties in fee litigation and other disputes.

In addition, Latham has represented clients in adversary actions in several of the highest-profile bankruptcies in recent years, including contested matters involving:

  • Fraudulent conveyances and other preferences
  • Foreclosure proceedings
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Turnover actions
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