Latham Expands Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice with Prominent New York Hire

George Davis brings substantial international experience guiding companies through complex restructurings.

March 12, 2018

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce George Davis has joined the firm’s New York office and will serve as Global Co-Chair of the Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice within the Finance Department. Davis has an extensive track record advising public and private companies around the world on some of the most complex restructurings in- and out-of-court. Additionally, he has significant experience representing creditor groups and investors in many of the highest-profile restructurings of the past two decades.

“We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished restructuring lawyer to Latham,” said Bill Voge, Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins. “George’s capabilities are strategically aligned to the current and future needs of our clients. His presence will be a tremendous asset to our bankruptcy practice.”

Davis has handled matters across multiple industries including chemicals, automotive, steel, financial services, energy, power generation, and telecommunications. He has consistently been recognized by numerous publications and organizations, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Turnarounds & Workouts, among others, over the past 15 years. 

“George is a highly-regarded restructuring and insolvency attorney who has earned his place as a leader in the bankruptcy space,” said Michele Penzer, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York, NY. “Clients will be well-served by his solutions-oriented approach to facilitating resolutions to their most challenging circumstances.” 

“Clients in the US and abroad facing bet-the-company situations will benefit from George’s extensive experience advising companies and boards,” said Mitchell Seider, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice. “George’s reputation for thoughtful, creative solutions is well-earned, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”

Scott Gottdiener, Global Chair of Latham’s Finance Department noted: “George’s addition in New York complements our growing national and global bankruptcy practice. We are confident that he will be an excellent addition to our team as we continue our commitment to helping clients through their most challenging business decisions.”

Davis is the second restructuring lawyer to join Latham in recent weeks. Jeffrey Bjork joined the firm in Los Angeles in February.

“Latham’s integrated global platform delivers the right kind of support that clients need as they design and implement the most complex financial restructurings,” said Davis. “I’m excited to join a team that is so well-regarded for its creative and business-minded approach, and to work together with colleagues around the world to support my clients’ most pressing needs.”

Davis joins Latham from O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He received his JD with distinction from Hofstra School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.  

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Michele Penzer, New York Office Managing Partner, +1.212.906.1245

Mitchell Seider, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Restructure, Insolvency & Workouts Practice, +1.212.906.1637

Scott Gottdiener, Global Chair of Latham’s Finance Department, +1.212.906.2960

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