Business Restructuring & Reorganization

Leader in complex restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings around the globe

Why Cooley
  • Strong reputation for obtaining higher than expected returns in bankruptcy engagements where Cooley serves as lead counsel
  • Frequently recognized for helping distressed companies reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy and for representing companies in distressed mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex creditor committee work for some of the biggest brand names such as Mallinckrodt, Lord & Taylor, 24 Hour Fitness, J.C. Penney, Stage Stores and RadioShack
  • One of the most active corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practices in the country, handling hundreds of insolvency-related disputes, contested matters and adversary proceedings over the last five years
  • Played a significant role in some of the largest bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring cases for companies 
  • Having served as a mediator in over 100 preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance actions, Cooley has a distinct advantage over its competitors in preference defense work and has an in-depth understanding of the strategies that are most effective for minimizing a creditor’s liability to a bankruptcy estate
  • Cooley’s bankruptcy and restructuring expertise is often cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, The Deal, Law360, and other leading media outlets 
Cooley remains squarely in #1 position as far as our choice of counsel in such otherwise unfortunate circumstances. The knowledge, skill, professionalism and relationships that your firm provides are priceless. [Cooley] certainly stands head and shoulders above the competition. – Co-Chair, Creditors Committee in Retail Bankruptcy

Recognition

  • Consistently ranked Tier 1 nationally for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law by US News’ Best Lawyers, most recently in 2020
  • Consistently rank in the top tier of The Deal’s league tables for total number of active cases
  • M&A Advisor’s 14th Annual Turnaround Awards: Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year for Claire’s Stores
  • M&A Advisor’s 14th Annual Turnaround Awards: Materials Deal of the Year for Sale of Republic Metals Corporation to Asahi Holdings
  • M&A Advisor’s 14th Annual Turnaround Awards: Sec 363 Sale of the Year for Sizmek Technologies sale of AdServer assets to Amazon.com

Bankruptcy Preference Actions

Frequently Asked Questions

The cases in which you’ve [Cooley] been involved have been handled so professionally and so effectively… – Hon. Kevin Gross

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Group contacts
Jay Indyke Partner, New York
John Clark Partner, London
Robert Eisenbach Of Counsel, San Francisco
Cathy Hershcopf Partner, New York
J. Michael Kelly Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Michael Klein Partner, New York
Cullen Drescher Speckhart Partner, Washington, DC
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