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Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Financial Restructuring




David A. Herman is counsel in Dechert’s financial restructuring group and a member of the litigation practice. His practice focuses on representing debtors, official and ad hoc committees, creditors, asset acquirers and other interested parties in chapter 11 cases and in matters associated with sovereign and governmental debt restructurings. Mr. Herman also has broad experience in commercial litigation matters, including securities and derivative litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and other complex disputes. 

Mr. Herman has devoted a significant portion of his practice to representing Latin American parties and handling matters arising in Latin America. His experience in that area includes representing sovereign and commercial actors in restructuring and litigation matters and representing parties in connection with internal investigations and regulatory inquiries.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Herman was an attorney in the restructuring group and litigation department at another prominent law firm.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York American Inn of Court


  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2004, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2007, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, NYU Law Review

Lawyer Rankings

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

Dechert LLP‘s New York-based team has a proven track record of representing bondholders and creditors’ committees in complex bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. The group is also noted for its cross-border capabilities, and has particular experience in matters involving Latin America; a contact in this space is practice chair Allan Brilliant. On the debtor side, the team regularly advises on pre-arranged plans of reorganization, debt conversions, strategic mergers, venture capital financing, refinancing and exchange offers. The team has also seen several personnel changes of late: February 2020 saw the departure of Michael Sage, shortly followed by Brian Greer, who left for Dentons in April 2020; this was balanced by the arrival of counsel David Herman from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in May 2020.