Mr. Gilhuly is described as a "master of negotiation" and is lauded as "a top guy; he is very impressive, strategic and good in court," and "can litigate and position himself with the best of them."Chambers USA 2018

Peter M. Gilhuly

Los Angeles
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA

Peter M. Gilhuly is a corporate restructuring and bankruptcy partner in Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office. Mr. Gilhuly formerly served as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice, and is currently head of the firm’s West Coast Insolvency Practice. Mr. Gilhuly represents debtors, buyers, hedge funds, private equity funds, first and second lien holders, creditors’ committees, and boards of directors.

His recognitions include:

  • Cited as a leading bankruptcy attorney in Chambers USA 2012-2018
  • Recognized as an exceptional bankruptcy lawyer by The Legal 500 US 2013
  • Appointed in 2012 to the Advisory Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) on Reform of Chapter 11
  • Named in 2012 and 2011 to the annual list of Top 100 Attorneys in California published by the Daily Journal
  • Named by The Deal’s Bankruptcy Insider as the most active bankruptcy M&A lawyer in the United States from 2003-2008
  • Inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy in 2008
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America since 2002
  • Highly Recommended by Global Counsel – Restructuring and Insolvency Who’s Who

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Gilhuly has spoken at Stanford Engineering, Harvard Business and UCLA Business, and UCLA Law Schools. In 2010, at the invitation of the French Ministry of Justice, Mr. Gilhuly made a presentation on Chapter 11 in Paris to international insolvency groups. Mr. Gilhuly is a frequent speaker at ABI and similar conferences. Mr. Gilhuly is Chair of Latham's Client Credit Counsel Committee.

  • Debtor representations
  • First and second lien representations
  • Bankruptcy mergers and acquisitions 
  • Real estate workouts
  • Financial meltdown engagements
  • Representation of law firms (Brobeck, Thelen, Howrey, and others)
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