David A. Hammerman

  • Partner
  • Edavid.hammerman@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1398


David Hammerman is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Hammerman is a member of the firm’s Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, where he focuses on financial restructurings and chapter 11 reorganizations. He represents various creditors, shareholders, purchasers, and distressed companies in all facets of the restructuring and reorganization process, including extensive work on out-of-court workouts.

Mr. Hammerman is a co-leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy Opinion Practice, a member of the firm’s Training & Career Enhancement (TACE) Committee, and a former member of the firm’s Recruiting and Mentoring Committees. Mr. Hammerman is also an active participant in the firm’s pro bono program, representing Holocaust survivors in connection with various reparations programs.

Mr. Hammerman has experience in a wide range of corporate and finance matters. He has represented clients in connection with public and private financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and numerous real estate financing transactions. He has been named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal.


Mr. Hammerman’s experience includes the following restructuring matters:

  • Bankruptcy of Lonestar Resources
  • Bankruptcy of Monitronics International, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of Weatherford International PLC
  • Out of court restructuring of Toys “R” Us, Inc.
  • Out of court restructuring of Blackhawk Mining
  • Bankruptcy of PetroShare
  • Bankruptcy of ACIS Capital
  • Bankruptcy of Patriot Coal
  • Bankruptcy of James River Coal
  • Bankruptcy of GenOn Energy
  • Bankruptcy of Cobalt International Energy
  • Bankruptcy of Tuscany International Drilling
  • Bankruptcy of RHI Entertainment, Inc.
  • Out of court restructuring of Wastequip
  • Bankruptcy of Ignite Restaurant Group
  • Bankruptcy of Quicksilver Resources
  • Bankruptcy of Endeavour International Corporation
  • Bankruptcy of SP Newsprint
  • Bankruptcy of Medical Staffing Network, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of Bosque Power
  • Bankruptcy of Claire’s Stores, Inc.
  • Out of court restructurings of multiple Native American casinos

As part of Latham’s unassigned associate program, Mr. Hammerman also obtained extensive corporate and real estate experience including representing:

  • Joint venture between large private equity fund and publicly held hotel company in the US$1.4 billion CMBS and mezzanine acquisition and construction for a major Las Vegas hotel/casino
  • Seller of land in Las Vegas for sale of property and development of integrated project adjacent to seller land
  • Underwriters, initial purchasers, and issuers in public and private high yield, convertible debt, and equity offerings of all kinds in a broad array of industries, including chemicals, mining, energy, telecommunications, entertainment, and technology
  • A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in the US$7.2 billion acquisition of Puget Energy

Thought Leadership

  • The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review - United States -  February 03, 2021
  • Second Circuit Requires Consideration of Efficient Market for Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rates -  October 31, 2017
  • Out-of-Court Restructuring Transactions: What’s Old Is New Again after Marblegate -  January 23, 2017
  • A New Tool for Holdout Bondholders: The Trust Indenture Act  -  January 22, 2015
  • Oil and Gas Restructurings: Exploration and Production Companies Face Unique Issues -  January 6, 2015
  • Revisiting Venue in Bankruptcy Court -  January 02, 2013
  • New Challenges For Real Estate Restructurings  -  September 12, 2012
  • Recent Bankruptcy Decisions Create Challenges for Real Estate Restructuring -  September 04, 2012
Recommended for Restructuring/Bankruptcy – Corporate.
The Legal 500 US 2017
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2006
  • BS, Emory University, 2000
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Automotive
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Capital Markets
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Israel Practice