Latham teams recognized for their representation for clients Dairy of Farmers of America Inc. and Mallinckrodt.
George Davis, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, helps leading public and private companies, sponsors, and investors navigate their highest-stakes restructurings, including some of the most complex and contentious matters of the past three decades.
Widely recognized as one of the top restructuring lawyers in the United States, Mr. Davis combines shrewd tactical and negotiating skills and creative problem solving to achieve the outcomes sought by clients. Mr. Davis offers particular experience in large-scale restructuring matters involving prominent multinational and domestic companies across diverse industries, including the energy, chemicals, metals, manufacturing, real estate, gaming, financial services, retail, telecommunications, airline, and healthcare sectors.
Accolades and Recognition
Mr. Davis has earned broad recognition for his distinctive practice work from industry publications, clients, and peers. He has been selected as Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2023 for leading Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in its Chapter 11 restructuring. Chambers quotes sources that describe Mr. Davis as a “master strategist, a super negotiator and a very astute counselor to clients” who is “capable of running the biggest cases.” He has “strong expertise and clout with the relevant parties” and is “very strong at seeing the big picture and communicating that effectively with clients.” Chambers also touts him as “a real leader in the bankruptcy space” with a “highly competent, constructive, deal-making approach.” IFLR 1000 notes “his success in building consensus among groups with extremely different viewpoints.” Likewise, The Legal 500 US says that Mr. Davis is “excellent, very professional and a pleasure to work with,” and Corporate Counsel praises his “outstanding knowledge, timely delivery of work and quick response time.”