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 partner in the financial restructuring group, and the partner in charge of the New York office, at Akin Gump. He 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 cutting-edge issues in the highest-profile chapter 11 cases, complex restructuring-related issues in state and appellate courts and has extensive experience in cross-border insolvencies and chapter 15 proceedings. Some recent highlights include: Travelport Worldwide Ltd., Frontier Communications Corporation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Aeroméxico, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Intelsat Corporation.

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Abid routinely advises on the full range of complex financial restructuring litigation in bankruptcy, state, and appellate courts and leads litigation teams in hotly contested proceedings. He represents debtors, creditors, bondholders, hedge funds, institutional investors, and ad hoc and official creditors’ committees. Abid serves as president of the United Nations Association of New York and as the firm’s liaison for Lawyers Without Borders.




Bar of New York; Solicitor, England and Wales; Law Society of British Columbia.


B.A., University of British Columbia, with highest honors (1991); J.D., University of Toronto (1994); LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, with merit (1996)

Lawyer Rankings

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

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP offers a sizeable team, well versed in out-of-court restructurings, strategic transactions and distressed and special situations. Clients range from official and informal creditors’ committees and companies to institutional investors. The practice is led by the experienced Ira Dizengoff, renowned for his representation of bondholders, noteholders and hedge funds, across an array of sectors including media and entertainment, gaming, hospitality and health care. The team leverages its international offices, furthering its expertise on cross-border insolvency, restructurings and disputes.  The combination of knowledge from both the New York and London offices broadens its cross-border creditor side expertise. It represents clients such as Brooks Brothers, CEC Entertainment, Nordic Aviation and Dean Foods. Notable work includes its representation of Intelsat Jackson Ad Hoc Croup within the Chapter 11 cases of Intelsat S.A. and its affiliated debtors and debtors-in-possession relating to a total of $14.7bn in debt. Notable individuals assisting the case, alongside Dizengoff, include Scott AlberinoAbid Qureshi, Brad Kahn, Kate Doorley, Ben Taylor and Alex Antypas. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.