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Douglas P. Bartner

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA

Douglas P. Bartner is a partner in Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group, where he regularly represents debtors and creditors and acquirors of assets in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Bartner is currently serving as Chair of the firm’s Audit Committee and is a member of the firm’s Practice Management Committee. He served as the global Practice Group Leader of the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group for ten years. Mr. Bartner joined Shearman & Sterling in 1982 and became a partner in 1991.

Selected Experience

  • Coldwater Creek in its Chapter 11
  • Lupatech in its Chapter 15
  • Media General in its amend and extend, sale of newspaper assets to and financing agreements with Berkshire Hathaway
  • Delphi Corporation, as special bankruptcy counsel, in its Chapter 11
  • Centrais Eléctricas do Pará, S.A. in its Chapter 15 (Latin Lawyer Restructuring Deal of the Year 2012)
  • JBS, S.A. in its acquisition of Pilgrim’s Pride out of Chapter 11

Selected Publications


  • Financial Restructuring & Insolvency


  • Sports
  • Financial Institutions


  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • North America


  • George Washington University, National Law Center, J.D., 1982
  • Lehigh University, B.S., 1979


  • New York
  • California


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