Cleary Gottlieb’s global restructuring team is at the forefront of the most complex and contentious bankruptcy litigation matters, consistently delivering sophisticated, effective, and creative advice to clients in the United States and around the world.

Our clients include debtors, creditors, ad hoc groups, lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, equity holders, claimants, and other parties in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.

Cleary boasts one of the world’s top litigation groups, renowned for its extensive experience in bankruptcy litigation matters that cross geographical and jurisdictional borders. Our clients value our tough, analytical, and outside-the-box approach to problem solving and our ability to craft precedent-setting solutions while deploying successful, trial-tested litigation strategies.

Operating as a comprehensive and fully integrated practice, Cleary serves as a “one-stop shop” for all matters related to litigation and bankruptcies. Our commitment to providing smart, effective, and innovative solutions is evident in our handling of complex situations, including commercial and financial contract disputes, clawback actions, derivative closeouts, claims work, and risk mitigation strategies. Our attorneys have substantial experience in litigating fraudulent conveyance claims, preference claims, and other avoidance actions. We address fast-moving cases swiftly, often implementing nimble analyses of complicated capital structures, novel legal issues, and financial transactions while offering expedited discovery for contested hearings and trials.

Our unified team brings together market-leading practices across the firm, including M&A, private equity, securities, finance, real estate, employee benefits, and tax. This collaboration ensures a cohesive and comprehensive approach to deftly address the diverse needs of our clients in the ever-evolving landscape of litigation and bankruptcies.

Harnessing our integrated global partnership and network of locally qualified lawyers, we represent both debtors and creditors in cross-border restructurings and insolvency proceedings in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The strong ties that exist across the regions we practice allow our lawyers to understand both the legal and cultural terrains of complicated multijurisdictional restructurings.