Abid Qureshi > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Financial Restructuring


Abid Qureshi is a dedicated financial restructuring litigator, giving him comprehensive experience in virtually every issue that arises in the course of a complex restructuring. Abid has litigated the most complex, cutting-edge issues in the highest-profile Chapter 11 cases, and he also has extensive experience in cross-border insolvencies and Chapter 15 proceedings. He represents debtors, creditors, bondholders, hedge funds, institutional investors, and ad hoc and official creditors’ committees.

Abid’s recent litigations include: contested plan confirmation proceedings; valuation disputes; cram-down disputes; make-whole and no-call claims; fraudulent transfer and preference; breaches of fiduciary duty; fraudulent transfer claims; asset sales; and valuation proceedings.

Abid has led litigation teams in hotly contested proceedings, including in First Energy Solutions Corp.; Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; and Seadrill Limited.

To learn more about Mr. Qureshi, please visit his profile here: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/abid-qureshi.html


For many years, Abid has been recognized as a leading lawyer by various industry publications and directories, including The Legal 500 US, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America and IFLR100.




BA, with highest honors, University of British Columbia; JD, University of Toronto; LLM, with merit, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Financial restructuring at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP started with a focus on creditor clients (committees, bondholders, and companies) and then expanded into the debtor and distressed companies side. Now the group is at the forefront in both areas and features a very strong bench of New York-based attorneys of the caliber of global co-head Daniel Golden, co-administrative partners Abid Qureshi and Philip Dublin, and highly praised Ira  Dizengoff. Their team acted in the most significant restructuring and bankruptcy deals in the latest years, including Insys Therapeutics, PG&E Corporation, and Purdue Pharma. The practice stands out for being able to ‘tap the excellent resources of other areas of expertise’ if needed, and strong collaboration with the firm’s London office.