Adam J. Goldberg advises creditors, secured creditors, acquirers, financing sources, and companies in all facets of the restructuring and reorganization process, with a particular focus on complex cross-border matters.

Mr. Goldberg combines creative financing structures and bespoke legal strategies to navigate clients’ largest and most complicated restructuring situations. His work encompasses financing structures for troubled businesses, acquisitions of distressed assets, chapter 11 reorganizations, debt-to-equity conversions, distressed exchanges, and sovereign restructurings. Mr. Goldberg’s expansive transactional work has involved diverse industries, including the oil and gas, retail, shipping, aviation, power, manufacturing, and automotive sectors.

Mr. Goldberg brings particular experience in cross-border insolvencies, having steered a number of the world’s most notable international matters in recent years. He developed his focus on cutting-edge, multijurisdictional matters by working in the firm’s Dubai office for more than 15 months and working closely with Latham’s global team on a daily basis.

Mr. Goldberg regularly advises on diverse areas of public interest law and is a former member of Latham’s Pro Bono Committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee and Opinions Committee.


  • Up and Coming – Restructuring
    Chambers USA 2022 
  • Recognized – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    Chambers USA 2021-2022
  • Ranked – Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
    The Legal 500 US 2017
  • Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer
    Turnarounds & Workouts 2017

Mr. Goldberg’s experience includes:

  • Chapter 11 cases, including:
    • Gulfport Energy Corporation (DIP to exit facility agent/arranger) (Corporate Turnaround of the Year (Large) by Global M&A Network)
    • Avianca Holdings (aircraft lessor) (Cross-Border Turnaround of the Year (Mega) by Global M&A Network)
    • WorldStrides (secured loan and DIP agent)
    • Legacy Reserves (second lien lender and plan sponsor)
    • Mattress Firm (DIP to exit loan Backstop Group)
    • Energy XXI (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
    • Atlas Resource Partners (second lien lenders)
    • Republic Airways (aircraft lenders and lessors)
    • CHC Group (collateral trustee)
    • Saratoga Resources (secured bondholders)
    • Longview Power (exit facility arranger)
    • NII Holdings (aka Nextel) (ad hoc group of bondholders)
    • Overseas Shipholding Group (lead equity backstop party)
    • Arcapita Bank (DIP to exit facility arranger)
    • National Envelope (debtors)
    • Advanta (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
    • Tropicana Entertainment (secured lenders)
    • American Airlines (aircraft lenders and lessors)
    • Premier International Holdings (indenture trustee)
  • Cross-border restructurings, including:
    • Swissport International
    • Calfrac Well Services
    • Irish Bank Resolution Corp.
    • Doncasters
    • Thomas Cook
    • Steinhoff International
    • Scholz
    • DTEK
    • Abengoa
    • Central European Distribution Corporation
    • Lehman Brothers
    • Nortel Networks
    • Global Safety Textiles
    • White Birch Paper
  • Sovereign restructurings, including:
    • Puerto Rico, including PREPA (Sovereign Restructuring of the Year by Global M&A Network)
    • Dubai World
    • Nakheel PJSC
    • Native American casinos
  • Appeals, including representation of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States in appeals before the First Circuit and the US Supreme Court in the case of Textron Inc. v. United States

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2006
  • AB, Dartmouth College, 2003