Alan W Kornberg

Alan W Kornberg
1285 Avenue of the Americas
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Who's Who Legal Restructuring & Insolvency

Co-chair of the bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation department, Alan Kornberg handles Chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions and insolvency-sensitive transactions and investments.

Alan recently co-authored, with fellow Paul, Weiss bankruptcy partner Brian Hermann, the USA chapter of the 2016 edition of The Strategic View - Corporate Restructuring, published by the Global Legal Group, and with fellow Paul, Weiss bankruptcy partner Elizabeth McColm, a chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) To Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 2017. Alan co-authors a similar contribution to the annual Restructuring & Insolvency publication Getting the Deal Through and is also a contributing author to Debt Restructuring published by Oxford University Press.

In connection with his representation of the California Public Utilities Commission in the Pacific Gas & Electric Company Chapter 11 case, The American Lawyer named Alan one of its Dealmakers of the Year in 2003. Alan is one of only five practitioners in the country to be recognised as a "most highly regarded individual" by Who's Who Legal for restructuring and insolvency. He has also been selected as one of the leading lawyers in the area of bankruptcy/restructuring by Chambers USA for more than a decade, is recognised as a leading lawyer in corporate restructuring by both The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, and was chosen by his peers for The Best Lawyers in America in bankruptcy and creditor rights law. In 2016, Alan was again ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global, which has noted that he is: "praised as 'a statesman of the bankruptcy bar whose senior experience shows in the quality of his work'." Alan's work on the restructuring of Charter Communications was recognised as "standout" (top tier) by the Financial Times' "US innovative lawyers 2010".

Alan is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a non-profit, non-partisan organisation formed in the 1930s to assist Congress in the drafting of major bankruptcy law amendments. Alan has also served as the Second Circuit Regent of the American College of Bankruptcy and was the chair of the committee on bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2005 to 2008. He frequently mediates bankruptcy-related disputes and lectures on bankruptcy-related topics for local, national and international organisations.

WWL says: Alan Kornberg has a top-notch reputation in the North American market, with sources lauding his handling of insolvency and bankruptcy-related acquisitions and investments.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency which can be purchased from our Shop.

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