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Latham & Watkins LLP

Peter P. Knight

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Peter Knight is a partner in the firm's Insolvency Practice, Co-chair of the firm’s Global Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice, and the Chair of the Chicago office's Finance Department. Mr. Knight focuses his practice on representing secured lenders in all aspects of out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, but also represents unsecured creditors, equity holders, indenture trustees, bondholder groups, distressed debt and asset buyers, and other economic stakeholders.


Finance Partner


United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Latham & Watkins LLP has a busy creditor-side practice and is representing multiple first lien lenders in the SunEdison Chapter 11 case, an ad hoc committee of third lien lenders to Halcon Resources, and the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Energy XXI bankruptcy. In another high-profile engagement, David Heller from the Chicago office and Mark Broude in New York represent Caesars Acquisition Company in all issues related to the Caesars Entertainment Operating Company bankruptcy, including lawsuits brought by noteholders. The firm has also worked on the debtor-side in the energy space, assisting Stone Energy and Chaparral Energy in their respective Chapter 11 cases, both of which involve liabilities of over $1bn. Regarding the Republic Airways Chapter 11, Jan Baker in New York represented American Airlines as co-chair of the creditors’ committee and Republic’s largest codeshare partner. Demonstrating the firm’s expertise in out-of-court restructurings, co-head Mitchell Seider (New York and Houston) advised Toys R Us on $850m of out-of-court debt exchanges. In the New York office, Adam Goldberg and David Hammerman made partner in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Peter Gilhuly leads the team in Los Angeles and Peter Knight leads in Chicago.

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