Peter Friedman is a nationally acclaimed bankruptcy and restructuring litigator. He successfully represents troubled borrowers and public entities and their stakeholders, including lenders, bondholders, investors, and officers and directors, in bankruptcy courts, district courts and courts of appeals across the country. In the past two years, he has litigated on behalf of the Governors of California and Puerto Rico in separate high profile restructuring matters. He also currently represents a variety of financial institutions and high net worth individuals in fraudulent transfer litigation.
Peter is listed as a leading bankruptcy lawyer in Chambers USA (2010-19). Chambers describes Peter as “an outstanding oral advocate” who “always thinks outside the box,” an “excellent litigator with a unique ability to synthesize complex legal issues,” and is focused on “getting to a creative resolution.” Peter is also a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Peter strategically and effectively represents his clients in contentious and high-profile matters. He serves his clients’ business interests by aggressively litigating their positions or seeking consensus, whichever route is called for in order to get favorable results on their behalf.
Before joining O’Melveny, Peter was a partner at another major New York law firm.