Craig Goldblatt - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Craig Goldblatt

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 202-663-6483

Craig Goldblatt is an experienced bankruptcy litigator, with a focus on complex bankruptcy disputes and bankruptcy appeals. The core of his practice has been protecting the interests of secured creditors, insurance companies and financial institutions in bankruptcy-related disputes, though he has also represented leading technology, transportation and communications industry clients in bankruptcy matters. Mr. Goldblatt, who joined the firm in 1994, is a member of the firm's Management Committee.


Mr. Goldblatt represents parties in all stages of bankruptcy proceedings. The core of his practice involves bankruptcy and insolvency related trial-level matters and appeals—particularly the representation of financial institutions and other commercial creditors in bankruptcy litigation. He has argued two bankruptcy cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, and one before the en banc Third Circuit, prevailing in all three. He has also been involved in a range of civil litigation matters outside of bankruptcy, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes and appellate litigation.

Outside of his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Goldblatt participated in WilmerHale's representation of the University of Michigan, from the district court to the Supreme Court, in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 US 306 (2003). The Supreme Court's decision in that case held that institutions of higher education may consider race as a factor in admissions decisions. He has also represented an array of pro bono clients in civil rights, criminal and constitutional litigation.

Georgetown UniversityBA University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court

Client Comments

"Craig Glodblatt is the consummate professional in everything he does and seems to be on top of everything going on. He is easily reachable."

-William Schwab
William G Schwab & Associates

"Craig Goldblatt is a fantastic appellate bankruptcy lawyer. Craig has a keen understanding of the issues, is a clear, careful and insightful draftsman, and is very effective at oral argument."

-Elliot Ganz
General Counsel
The Loan Syndications & Trading Association, Inc.

"Craig Goldblatt combines mastery of the subject matter with a strong client focus and a creative problem-solving approach."

"Craig Goldblatt is extremely smart and thoughtful. He is a terrific writer and strategic thinker."

"Craig is one of the two best appellate advocates in the United States Supreme Court when bankruptcy issues are before the court. The Supreme Court bar is generally a small group and those who are capable enough to argue highly technical bankruptcy cases at the high court are very rare talents. "

"Craig Goldblatt has a first-rate mind, extensive bankruptcy litigation experience, and excellent ability to relate to clients and their needs. "

Office Location

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Bankruptcy