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Donald S Bernstein

Donald S Bernstein
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
450 Lexington Avenue
New York
New York
+1 212 450 4000
+1 212 701 5800

Biography • Insolvency & Restructuring

Mr Bernstein, who heads Davis Polk's insolvency and restructuring practice, is globally recognised as among the small group of leading insolvency lawyers in the world. He has received numerous honours, including being elected by his peers as the chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference, the most prestigious professional organisation in the field. Mr Bernstein's practice includes representing debtors, creditors, liquidators, receivers and acquirers in major corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings, as well as advising financial institutions and other clients regarding credit risks involved in derivatives, securities transactions, and other domestic and international financial transactions.

Mr Bernstein has represented companies in restructurings and reorganisations, including Ford Motor Company, US Industries, LTV Steel, Lomas Financial, Liberte Investors, Allis-Chalmers and Johns-Manville. He has represented agent banks, major lenders or official creditors' committees in restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, including those of Tribune Companies, Delphi, Syncora, Lehman Brothers, Refco, C-BASS, Centro Properties, Enron, Conseco, Adelphia, Bethlehem Steel, McLeodUSA, Dow Corning, Memorex Telex, RH Macy, Morrison-Knudsen, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Crown Paper, US Office Products and Toshoku America. He has also represented liquidators or receivers in international insolvency proceedings, including those of LJ Hooker and Princeton Economics/Cresvale International. In addition, he represents global financial institutions, such as JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, on credit exposures and global credit risk management.

Mr Bernstein is listed as a leading lawyer in numerous legal industry publications, including: Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business; Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Practical Law Company's Cross-border Restructuring & Insolvency Handbook; Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers - Best of the Best and Expert Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers; Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers; American Lawyer Media's Corporate Counsel: Annual Guide to the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; and IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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