Jason Gott advises borrowers and other clients on all aspects of distressed situations and liability management.

Mr. Gott advises borrowers, investors, acquirers, and other creditors in distressed situations, including:

  • Out-of-court restructurings
  • Chapter 11 and chapter 7 proceedings
  • Prepackaged, prearranged, and involuntary bankruptcies
  • Debtor-in-possession financings
  • Cross-border bankruptcies
  • Acquisition of distressed assets in or out of bankruptcy
  • Related state and federal court litigation

Mr. Gott combines experience and decisiveness to provide clients with clear guidance in business-critical scenarios. He draws on an academic background in economics and finance to navigate the multifaceted challenges of the restructuring process. Through his service on Latham & Watkins’ Bankruptcy Advisory Committee, he also advises the firm as a creditor in distressed situations.

As part of his pro bono practice, Mr. Gott has worked with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the National Veterans Legal Services Program.

Mr. Gott’s experience includes representing:


  • Enduro Resource Partners in its prearranged chapter 11 sale process and wind down
  • Hexion, a leading chemical manufacturer, in its prearranged chapter 11 cases
  • Mallinckrodt plc, a biopharmaceutical company, and certain of its subsidiaries in cross-border restructuring proceedings
  • Savers, a for-profit thrift store chain, in its out-of-court restructuring
  • Stone Energy in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases

Investors and Acquirers

  • Camping World in acquiring assets from Gander Mountain Company in its chapter 11 cases
  • Bondholders in Real Industries’ chapter 11 cases
  • Secured lenders in confidential work-out situations for companies in the publishing, healthcare, and business-to-business service industries

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2012
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 2009
    magna cum laude