Practices

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation

When companies are unable to pay their financial obligations, litigation often follows. Although litigation is not a desired means for accomplishing a restructure, the most capable financial restructuring team will provide the very best litigation experience to properly evaluate risk and to achieve successful litigation outcomes.

King & Spalding’s bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigators have the experience, both in financial restructuring and in the courtroom, to assist major banks and other financial institutions, directors and other individuals, and a variety of companies in managing claims that focus on the recovery of assets or an attempt to shift liability to a deep pocket.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency-related litigation can take many forms, including avoidance actions, successor liability and alter ego claims, lender liability claims, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and government investigations and enforcement actions.

Dealing with these claims requires not only an in-depth understanding of the bankruptcy and insolvency laws, but also strong litigation skills that have been tailored to the particular issues and the unique context in which these claims arise. We capitalize on close relationships with partners in our Appellate, Securities Litigation, Special Matters and Government Investigations, and Financial Restructuring practices to best serve our clients’ needs.

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Practice Lawyers

Five bankruptcy lawyers and 21 litigators are recognized as leading individuals


Chambers USA, 2017

Three of our bankruptcy lawyers are Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy


The American College of Bankruptcy

Named a leading Tier 1 Bankruptcy practice


Chambers USA, 2017

One of the most active bankruptcy law firms based on representations in active cases


The Deal

A Tier 1 law firm for Bankruptcy Insolvency and Reorganization Law


US News & World Report, 2016