Mitchell Seider is a "very good restructuring lawyer" with a notable focus on creditor representation. Clients say: "He provides top-level advice. There is nothing he doesn't know." He is viewed as "a very calming influence on the transaction, even when dealing with very aggressive parties," and one client comments: "He is high quality and softly spoken, but very strong on the law and very resourceful." He also receives praise for his "great strategic mind."


Chambers USA 2018

Mitchell A. Seider

New York | Houston
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Mitchell A. Seider is a partner in the New York and Houston offices of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Seider is Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice and a member of the Latin America Practice. Mr. Seider's practice focuses on business reorganizations and financial restructurings.

Mr. Seider is admitted before various federal courts including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is the former chairman of the Professional Ethics Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Business Bankruptcy Committee. 

Mr. Seider has been recognized for his work in corporate restructuring by The Legal 500 US (2009-2010, 2012-2018), Chambers USA (2006-2007, 2009-2018), Chambers Global (2011-2018)and several other prestigious publications. 

Mr. Seider has represented leading participants in many Chapter 11 and restructuring matters including:

  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Adelphia Business Solutions
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Meridian Automotive Supply
  • Delphi
  • Buffets
  • Extended Stay
  • Lear Automotive
  • Dubai World
  • Texas Rangers
  • Bosque Power
  • Centaur Gaming
  • Dallas Stars
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Arcapita
  • Tuscany International Drilling
  • James River Coal
  • Endeavour International Oil
  • Quicksilver Resources
  • Patriot Coal
  • NII Holdings
  • Parallel Energy
  • Energy XXI (Unsecured Creditors' Committee)
  • Toys "R" Us (Issuer)
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