Rachel C. Strickland - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Rachel C. Strickland

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Rachel C. Strickland is a partner in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department, focusing on advising distressed companies in complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. Rachel also advises financial and strategic investors looking to maximize recoveries or acquire a distressed target.

Rachel represents debtors in large, complex, chapter 11 cases and out of court restructurings. Clients in this area have included Broadview Networks, Inc., Rural/Metro Corporation, LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., Journal Register Company, Ampex Corporation, International Outsourcing Services, Teksid Aluminum, Adelphia Communications, Verestar, Inc., Mosler, Inc., Hechinger Investment Company, The Multicare Companies, AMF Bowling Worldwide, and USinternetworking. 

Rachel also regularly represents hedge funds and Private Equity Firms, such as Appaloosa Investment L.P., Senator Investment Group, Pardus Capital Management, Caspian Capital, Barclays Capital, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citadel Investment Group, Greywolf Capital Management, Genii Capital and Twin Haven Capital, in their capacities as investors, lenders and creditors of distressed entities. She also represents creditors and other stakeholders, investors, acquirers and lenders in chapter 11 cases and non-judicial restructuring matters. Such clients have included American Express, CMA CGM, Fortent, Inc., Space Systems Loral, AFA Polytek, Fidelity National Financial and Donald J. Trump.

Rachel is ranked as a leading Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law practitioner in New York by Chambers USA (2009-2015).  She was also the subject of a 2010 article in The Deal entitled "Dynamism of Bankruptcy" and named as one of Turnarounds & Workouts magazine’s "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers" in 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2006. In 2015, T&W also recognized Rachel for her lead role representing the Debtors in the precedent-setting restructuring of Momentive Performance Materials, which was featured on the publication’s listing of the most successful restructurings of 2014.

Michigan State UniversityBA 1994New York University School of LawJ.D. 1998

Client Comments

"Rachel Strickland is easily the best young bankruptcy lawyer I work with. She has great expertise and represents her clients with tiger-like ferocity."

"Rachel Strickland is thoroughly professional, very knowledgeable, and extremely driven in her representation of clients. Her trial work has been exemplary; Rachel is consistently the best prepared and most effective attorney in the courtroom."

"Rachel Strickland, despite her age, is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys. She understands every angle of the legal issues and is fearless about litigating and, accordingly, she consistently produces commercially effective outcomes for her clients."

Office Location

787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law