George Davis, Global Chair of Latham’s Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, represents public and private companies, creditors, and investors in a broad range of restructuring matters, including chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy-related acquisitions and financings. Mr. Davis has helped clients across numerous industries with innovative and comprehensive solutions to some of the most complex and contentious restructurings of the past three decades.
Some of Mr. Davis' significant company restructuring representations have included advising Weatherford International, Hexion Inc., Verso Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries, New Page Corporation, Cal Dive International, Entegra Power Holdings, Ocwen Financial, Patriot Rail Company, Caribbean Petroleum Corporation, Xerium Technologies, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, IMPATH, Inc., The Portland Trailblazers, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sunbeam Corporation, Carmike Cinemas, DIMAC Holdings, McCulloch Corporation, Factory Card Outlet Stores, and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Davis also has extensive experience representing creditors and investors, such as Apollo, Franklin Templeton, General Motors, Bank of America, PSEG, AIG, Avenue Capital, Solus Capital, Oaktree, Centerbridge, and TCW, in many of the highest-profile restructurings in recent years.
Mr. Davis has broad experience helping companies, creditors, and investors respond to business challenges with innovative solutions across numerous industries, including:
- Energy (power, E&P, and E&P services)
- Real estate
- Financial services
Consistently recognized as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the United States, Chambers USA recommends Mr. Davis for Bankruptcy/Restructuring Nationwide and in New York, while IFLR 1000 recognizes him as a Noble Practitioner and lauded him as “superb and fantastic” in part “due to his success in building consensus among groups with extremely different viewpoints.” Likewise, The Legal 500 US named Mr. Davis a Leading Lawyer for his work in Restructuring and Bankruptcy in 2014-2019 and described him as “excellent, very professional and a pleasure to work with.” Corporate Counsel has praised him for his “outstanding knowledge, timely delivery of work and quick response time,” while Who’s Who Legal and Global Restructuring Review has recognized Mr. Davis as a 2019 Restructuring Thought Leader. Mr. Davis has also achieved national litigation star status in Benchmark Litigation. He is frequently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization, and Bankruptcy Litigation work, and, as part of this recognition, clients “recommend George to run any deal” and describe him as “extremely smart and thoughtful” and praise his “ability to find solutions to difficult problems and to build consensus amongst warring factions.”
In 2018, Mr. Davis was named to BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service All-Star List, which recognizes leaders in superior client service identified exclusively by corporate counsel. Law360 named Mr. Davis their Bankruptcy MVP in 2012 and 2014 for his innovative role in energy restructurings, including Dynegy, AES Eastern Energy, and EME Homer City, and Turnarounds & Workouts has praised Mr. Davis for his exceptional achievements and has recognized him as an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer on several occasions, most recently in 2015.
Mr. Davis is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and writer on restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency topics, and he has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.