Lawrence Gottlieb

Retired Partner

Lawrence Gottlieb is a retired partner of Cooley.

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  • Represented Bayonne Medical Center As Chapter 11 Debtor And Settled Extensive Litigation 

  • Represented Federated Department Stores Creditors Committee In One Of The Largest Retail Leveraged Buyout Cases 

  • Restructured Pacific Ethanol's $300 million In Debt 

  • Successfully Restructured $5 billion In Debt for Metromedia Fiber Network 

  • Advised Crabtree & Evelyn in Its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy 

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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