Matthew L. Warren

  • Partner
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
  • T +1.312.777.7031


Matthew Warren is a partner in the Finance Department of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Warren focuses his practice on transactional matters, with a particular emphasis in insolvency issues. In addition, Mr. Warren is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Warren is an adjunct professor at the DePaul College of Law where he teaches Bankruptcy Law.

Speaking Engagements

  • Festschrift for Ted Schneyer: Lawyer Regulation for the 21st Century symposium (53 Ariz. L . Rev. 533) — Arizona Law Review, Summer 2011 Edition, January 2011
  • The Continuing Lack of Guidance on Professional Retention in Bankruptcy and its Potential Impact on Corporate Debtors’ Retention of Adequate Legal Counsel, 53 Ariz. L. Rev. 533 (2011)
  • Seventh Circuit Disagrees With Philadelphia Newspapers and Finds That Credit Bidding Required for Assets Sales in Bankruptcy Plans, The Secured Lender (2011)
  • Preventing Economic Harm from the Miscalculation of Risk in Equipment Leases, 87 Am. Bankr. L.J. 405 (2013)


Mr. Warren has been involved in Latham's representation of, among others, the following clients in the following matters:

  • The debtor in:
    • A123 Systems, Inc.
    • Graceway Pharmaceuticals
    • Greenfield Energy Services
    • Illinois Power Generation Company
    • National Envelope Corporation
    • Regent Communications
    • Stone Energy
  • Agent under revolving credit facility and letter-of-credit for the bankruptcy proceedings of Real Mex Restaurants, Inc.
  • Agent under international out-of-court debt-for-equity exchange
  • Ad hoc group of majority term lenders in the prepackaged bankruptcy of UniTek Global Services, Inc. resulting in debt-for-equity exchange
  • Second lien administrative agent in the Quicksilver Resources bankruptcy

Thought Leadership

  • Ever-Expanding Safe Harbor Leaves Creditors’ Claims Stranded at Sea -  12 April 2016
  • Delaware Bankruptcy Court Confirms Lock-Up Agreements Are Not a Violation of the Bankruptcy Code -  13 February 2013
  • Indy Downs: Lock-Up Agreements Are A Valuable Tool  -  12 February 2013
  • Seventh Circuit Disagrees With Philadelphia Newspapers And Finds That Credit Bidding Required For Asset Sales In Bankruptcy Plans -  July 22, 2011
  • Seventh Circuit Disagrees With Philadelphia Newspapers and Finds That Credit Bidding Required for Asset Sales in Bankruptcy Plans -  July 18, 2011
Bar Qualification
  • Illinois
  • JD, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2008
    summa cum laude
  • BS, Southern Illinois University, 2005
    summa cum laude
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts