Alan S. Gover - White & Case LLP

Alan S. Gover

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 212-819-8595

Practice Experience

For over thirty years, Alan Gover has advised clients in the legal response to serious business crises of all sorts in diverse industry and financial sectors, around the world. He is committed to being where he is needed for as long as the problem requires. His engagements have ranged from serving as the lead attorney whose strategies assisted one of the largest investor owned utilities in the United States in recovering over $10 billion in shareholder equity lost in regulatory and financial struggles, to directing the successful Chapter 11 reorganizations of important American corporations as independent entities, to addressing the mass tort litigation brought against an international financial institution, to advising governments and state owned lenders about global financial upheaval. His practice has embraced bankruptcy and reorganization, litigation and transactional projects. All considered, his assignments have represented well in excess of $120 billion in client risk.

Selected representations:
  • Debtors and their equity owners, in or out-of-court: Pacific Gas and Electric (largest US investor-owned utility); National Energy Group (second largest US independent power company); The Seattle Times and Affiliates (one of the largest independently owned newspaper chains in the US); InterGen (a large US independent power producer and marketer); Greyhound Lines (the only nationwide inter-city US bus carrier); Zale (the largest US retail jeweler); Kaiser Aluminum; Pacific Lumber/Scotia Pacific; and HealthVest.
  • Primary creditors and bank groups in: Abitibi/Bowater (paper/pulp); Tracor (defense/high-tech); Continental Airlines (first and second filings and its subsequent restructuring); TWA; Aeromexico/Mexicana Airlines; Taesa (airlines); America West Airlines; Avianca Airlines (Colombia); Delta Airlines; Raymond International/Kaiser Engineering (engineering/heavy construction); Maher Terminals (ports); OmniPort (ports); Salander-O'Reilly Gallery (art); U.S. Homes (homebuilder); Seiscom Delta (oilfield services); Tomlinson Interests (gas exploration /production).
  • Mr. Gover serves as an advisor to boards of directors and managements and financial and strategic investors, including sovereign wealth funds and other global financial and business institutions. He has also been lead M&A counsel in major transactions in the utility industry, including PG&E's US$3 billion acquisition of the generating assets of New England Electric Systems, the precedent setting disaggregation transaction in the industry.

Mr. Gover writes and speaks on strategic planning and reorganization and bankruptcy. He has been acknowledged in many professional rankings, including recognitions in "Best Lawyers in America" for the past 15 years.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US Southern, Northern and Eastern District Courts
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh and District of Columbia
  • US District Court for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
Tufts UniversityBA 1970Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1973
The Salvation Army of Great New York Advisory Board

Client Comments

"I still think very highly of Mr. Gover. He is the best."

-Frank Blethen
publisher , CEO , Chairman
Seattle Times

Office Location

1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-2787
United States


Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law