Cleary Gottlieb Expands Leading Global Restructuring and Capital Solutions Practice With David Botter

April 10, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb welcomes David Botter as a partner in its New York office, focusing on restructuring.

“I am thrilled to welcome David to the firm,” said Cleary Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang. “In the current economic environment, clients can continue to rely on our lawyers to provide clear advice on the legal and commercial landscape for highly complex, often multijurisdictional, restructurings. David is joining our stellar global restructuring and capital solutions practice, which focuses on providing thoughtful and actionable strategic advice at the highest level.”

David has over three decades of experience advising on large, complex restructuring cases, both in and out of court, across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions. He also assists financial investors in providing solutions to complex capital structure challenges.

“David is well known in the market for his representation of financial investors and ad hoc bondholder groups, as part of a broad creditor-side practice,” said Michael Gerstenzang. “His experience complements the recent arrival of Solomon Noh and Alastair Goldrein to our London office.”

“We have a very strong global restructuring practice, with a leading U.S. domestic restructuring practice and an unrivaled position in cross border restructurings,” said Richard Cooper, leader of Cleary’s global restructuring and capital solutions practice. “We achieve outstanding results for our clients, in highly complex situations, often employing outside-the-box thinking and creative solutions. David’s experience is going to help us continue to deliver this caliber of results for our clients.”

“The experience, reputation, and sophistication of Cleary’s bankruptcy and restructuring assignments speak for themselves,” David said. “Cleary advises on major domestic and international restructuring matters that cross legal and geographical borders. The firm has an elite reputation and a stellar group of lawyers in its corporate, private equity, financial services and litigation practices and I am very excited to be working with my new restructuring and other colleagues. I have known and worked with many of them for years, and I am very excited to grow the practice and to achieve outstanding results for our clients.”

Prior to joining Cleary, David was a partner at another major global law firm. David received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Syracuse University.