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Alan W. Kornberg

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Alan W. Kornberg

Chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Alan W. Kornberg handles chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, bankruptcy-related litigation and insolvency-sensitive transactions.

Mr. Kornberg’s clients include debtors, official and unofficial creditors committees, lenders and other creditors, equity holders, court-appointed fiduciaries and investors that focus on distressed situations. His recent assignments include representing the Charter Communications bondholder committee, an international shipping company, an automotive parts manufacturer, representing a state regulatory board in the reorganization of the New York Racing Association and a secured bondholder group in the Ziff Davis Media chapter 11 cases. He also represented the California Public Utilities Commission in the Pacific Gas & Electric Company chapter 11 case. In connection with that matter, in 2003 The American Lawyer named Mr. Kornberg one of its Dealmakers of the Year. Mr. Kornberg has been selected as one of the leading lawyers in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA in 2008-09, and is recognized as a leading lawyer in corporate restructuring by Legal 500.

Mr. Kornberg has served as the Second Circuit Regent of the American College of Bankruptcy and was the Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization 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 organizations.


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