Deniz Irgi is a finance associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Restructuring & Special Situations Practice.

Mr. Irgi represents companies, creditors, and other parties in all aspects of distressed situations and liability management.

Mr. Irgi advises companies in out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 proceedings, including prepackaged chapter 11 cases, debtor-in-possession financings, and bankruptcy litigation matters.

Mr. Irgi also regularly advises companies on successful strategies to address mass tort and legacy liabilities through in- and out-of-court solutions, including co-defendants in connection with mass tort bankruptcies.

Mr. Irgi received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he served as article and essays editor for the California Law Review.

Thought Leadership

  • “Third Circuit Adopts Standard for Appointment of Future Claimants’ Representatives,” Nov.-Dec. 2022; Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
  • “Exculpation Provisions in Chapter 11: Recent Developments and Practice Tips,” Vol. 39, No. 3 (March 2023); "Review of Banking & Financial Services"

Mr. Irgi’s notable company-side representations include: 

  • Audacy in prepackaged chapter 11 cases to restructure approx. US$1.9 billion of funded debt
  • Monitronics International (d/b/a Brinks) in prepackaged chapter 11 cases to restructure approx. US$1.1 billion of funded debt
  • Paddock Enterprises (f/k/a Owens-Illinois) in its chapter 11 case to resolve asbestos-related mass tort liabilities
  • Barretts Minerals in pending chapter 11 cases to resolve talc-related mass tort liabilities
  • Imerys Talc America in pending chapter 11 cases to resolve talc-related mass tort liabilities

Mr. Irgi’s notable creditor-side representations include:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in connection with the Boy Scouts of America chapter 11 cases
  • Professional athletes and entertainers in connection with the FTX chapter 11 cases and MDL
  • MLB team in connection with the DSG chapter 11 cases

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2019
  • BA in Political Science, University of Washington, 2015
    magna cum laude