Lawrence Gottlieb

Retired Partner

I am a leader in the bankruptcy industry, handling matters in a broad array of businesses and being asked to testify in front of Congress as an expert on Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

+1 212 479 6140

Lawrence C. Gottlieb is a retired partner at Cooley. He practiced in the field of creditors' rights, bankruptcy and workouts. He has represented debtors and committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts in 40+ states, as well as parties in Canadian insolvencies. He has handled matters involving a broad array of businesses, including retail apparel, luggage, software, furniture, sporting goods, telecom, tools, drug, construction, food industry and giftware.

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Larry is simply a master in all facets of the legal process and business negotiations. He’s a top gun. – CFO, Cooley client

  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, 1973

  • Brown University
    BA, 1969

Admissions & Credentials

New York

Media & Insight


  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • American Bar Association

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Commercial Law League

Rankings & Accolades

    Law 360: "Most Admired Attorney" for bankruptcy

    Best Lawyers in America

    Super Lawyers

    Turnarounds and Workouts: One of the 12 top bankruptcy lawyers in the country

    The Deal's Bankruptcy Insider: Top unsecured creditors lawyer


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+1 212 479 6275 fax

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
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New York, NY 10036-7798