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Geoffrey T. Raicht

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

New York, NY, USA

Geoffrey T. Raicht is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's New York office. He is co-head of the Restructuring / Insolvency Affinity Group.  He focuses his practice on debtors' and creditors' rights in large, complex Chapter 11 cases. 

Recent and significant bankruptcy cases representing creditors, lenders and other parties in interest include: BankUnited, Lisbon Valley Mining, Chesapeake Corp., Circuit City, Eclipse Aviation, General Growth Properties and General Motors.

Prior to joining the Firm, Geoffrey was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffry H. Gallet, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, from 1997 to 1999.

Geoffrey has authored and co-authored several articles including "2d Circuit Reverses Bankruptcy Court's Decision on PBGC Termination Premiums" published by Pension Plan Fix-It Handbook (July 2009), "Buyer Beware" published by The Deal Magazine (February 2009), "Private Equity Firms: Targets for Bankruptcy Litigation" published by Financier Worldwide (October 2008), "China's New Bankruptcy Law: A Significant Step Forward in Cross Border Restructuring" published by Financier Worldwide (April 2007), "China Will Be Global Restructuring Player" published by Global Turnaround (November 2006), and "A Practical Note Regarding Bankruptcy Approach of Pension Creditors" published by Financier Worldwide (February 2006).  In June 2009 Geoffrey was featured in Law 360's article, "Q&A with McDermott's Geoffrey Raicht."

He has also had several speaking engagements on a variety of bankruptcy issues including as a moderator of a panel on healthcare restructuring issues at INSOL 2009 Eighth World Quadrennial Congress in Vancouver, Canada, a lecturer at the 6th Annual Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference sponsored by the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors discussing "The Mysteries of Chapter 15 Revealed" and as a co-lecturer at the "Workshop on Issues of Public Companies Restructuring under U.S. Chapter 11 and U.K. Administration" in Beijing.  Additionally, he served as a moderator at the McDermott Healthcare Private Equity Symposium "Acquiring Healthcare Assets in Distressed Situations." 

Geoffrey is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York City Bar Association, the New York University - General Studies Program Alumni Association, as well as a member of the Technical Research Committee at the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL).  He was The New York City Law Review's Editor-in-Chief from 1996-1997. 

Geoffrey is admitted to practice in New York as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

Practice Areas & Industries
  • Corporate
  • Energy Asset Restructuring
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • New York University, M.P.A., 1992
  • New York University, B.A., 1990

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