Alan W. Kornberg - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Alan W. Kornberg

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department, Alan Kornberg handles chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions and insolvency-sensitive transactions and investments.

Additional Information


Alan's recent assignments cover a diverse range of clients and matters, including:

  • Aluminum maker Noranda in its chapter 11 case pending in the Eastern District of Missouri;

  • The ad hoc committee of first lien debtholders of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company in the chapter 11 case resulting from the largest leveraged buyout in history;

  • U.S. counsel to the ad hoc committee of senior noteholders of Pacific Exploration and Production;

  • The Winding-up Board of Glitnir hf in the former Icelandic bank's chapter 15 case, which recognized and enforced Glitnir's composition and related transactions under Icelandic law;
  • The senior secured lenders to Australian-based Nine Entertainment Group in the restructuring of more than AUS $2 billion of debt by means of a scheme of arrangement under which the lenders became the principal equity holders of the reorganized company;

  • Boart Longyear Limited, a Utah-based global supplier of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling, in its recapitalization by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a New York-based private equity firm.

Brandeis UniversityAB 1974New York University School of LawJ.D. 1977

Client Comments

"Alan has put together a great bankruptcy practice group, while at the same time he continues to practice law at a high level and be a trusted advisor and legal counsel to Oaktree. I will go to Alan with tough legal questions and issues regarding an investment before we put any significant capital to work in a particular situation."

-Ken Liang

"Alan combines a deep knowledge of case law with an eloquent, respectful courtroom presence. He is hands-on, highly experienced, and has the rare ability to anticipate and solve complex issues. These qualities, in addition to his patience, intelligence, and humility put him at the very top in his field."

-Eric Zinterhofer

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy