Bankruptcy Litigation & Creditors’ Rights

We bring trial-tested litigation skill, deep knowledge of bankruptcy law and procedure, and extensive experience in federal bankruptcy courts, as well as district and state courts nationwide, to aggressively advance clients’ interests in high-profile restructuring matters.

Why Latham

Latham lawyers have been trial counsel in almost all of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the last decade.

Drawing on our combined trial and insolvency litigation experience, we provide clients with tough, seamless representation both inside and outside the bankruptcy courtroom, regularly brokering favorable resolutions and efficiently defending the interests of our clients.

Latham Bankruptcy Litigation & Creditors’ Rights lawyers collaborate with restructuring teams across the firm to represent debtors, creditors, equity sponsors, bidders, and committees in some of the largest and most complex reorganizations in the US across the full spectrum of bankruptcy litigation matters, including:

  • Representing debtors, creditors committees, and bidders in complex bankruptcy proceedings, including all aspects of Chapter 11 proceedings, contested auctions and sale hearings, and post-emergence litigation
  • Representing creditors in all types of contested matters, from relief from stay and cash collateral proceedings to defense of contractual and fraud-related claims
  • Adversary actions of all kinds, from fraudulent conveyances and other preferences to foreclosure proceedings, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and turnover actions
  • Officer and director matters involving complex fiduciary duty issues that arise from transactions and bankruptcy proceedings

Latham also counsels professionals retained by bankruptcy estates, committees, and other interested parties in fee litigation and other disputes, including handling the largest contested engagement and fee disputes in recent years.

Awards & Rankings

  • Three Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market Leaders - May 16, 2022
  • Latham Teams Advise on Five Restructuring Deals of the Year - February 22, 2017

Recognized for its "strong bench of bankruptcy attorneys advising stakeholders in restructurings on both the creditor and company side," Latham has "a really strong team across a lot of different jurisdictions."

Chambers USA 2020

Media Coverage

Litigators of the Week: The Latham & Watkins Duo Who Paved the Path for Mallinckrodt to Exit Bankruptcy


Three Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market LeadersLatham Represents Mallinckrodt in Cross-Border Chapter 11 Restructuring at the Intersection of Mass Tort, Antitrust, and Bankruptcy LawLatham & Watkins Advises Diversified Energy in Securitized Financing

Thought Leadership

Insolvency Litigation GuideNo Premium Recovery Guarantees for 5th Circ. LendersFifth Circuit: Make-Whole Premiums Should Be Disallowed as Unmatured Interest

Webcasts & Podcasts

Midstream Implications of Recent Bankruptcy Cases