David Meyer > Vinson & Elkins LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10103-0040
United States
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Work Department

Restructuring & Reorganization




David is the co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Restructuring and Reorganization group. His practice involves representing debtors, creditors, equity holders, and investors in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and special situation investments and acquisitions. David also advises boards of directors and senior management of financially troubled companies regarding fiduciary duties, restructuring strategies and considerations, operating in chapter 11, and negotiating and structuring financings and other complex commercial transactions.

He was recently selected as one of six lawyers appointed nationally to join the reconstituted Complex Case Committee in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas – a popular forum for filing large and complex chapter 11 cases – to assist the Court in evaluating protocol for the in-court restructuring processes and other key elements of bankruptcy practice.

David is a member of the firm’s Partnership Admission Committee and Recruiting Committee, and is the Talent Management lead for the Restructuring and Reorganization group in New York.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a diverse practice, with expertise in a magnitude of industries including energy, telecommunications, retail, real estate, healthcare and shipping. It represents clients in all matters pertaining to in and out-of-court restructurings. Noteworthy matters includes its representation of Riverstone Holdings LLC and its affiliates in its prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of its portfolio company, UTEX Industries, Inc. and its representation of Unit Corporation in relation to its financial restructuring arising from Chapter 11 matters. David Meyer  and Bill Wallander co-head the practice. Meyer is based in New York whilst Wallander splits his time between both New York and Dallas. The practice has been expanded at senior level with the promotion to partner of Jessica Peet, Bradley Foxman and Lauren Kanzer during 2021. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.