Gilhuly, Peter M.

Peter M. Gilhuly

Retired Partner

Peter Gilhuly retired from the partnership in August 2022. A nationally recognized practitioner, he helped debtors and creditors navigate complex insolvencies, distressed situations, and strategic transactions. As former Global Co-Chair of the Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, he has brought over three decades of experience to all his matters.

Mr. Gilhuly regularly represented debtors, buyers, hedge funds, private equity funds, first- and second-lien holders, creditors’ committees, boards of directors, and distressed law firms on a full complement of insolvency issues.

He led teams that successfully restructured billions of dollars in debt.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Gilhuly regularly spoke and wrote on insolvency topics, including at Stanford University School of Engineering, Harvard Business School, and UCLA Anderson School of Management and School of Law.

In addition to his commercial work, Mr. Gilhuly has served in a number of senior management roles at the firm. From 2018-2020, he chaired the committee responsible for strategic compensation and promotion decisions related to all Latham associates.


Leading publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and The Deal’s Bankruptcy Insider have consistently ranked Mr. Gilhuly as a top bankruptcy lawyer, citing clients’ praise for his negotiating and problem-solving skills. He was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy in 2008.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1990
  • BA, Wesleyan University, 1983