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Dennis H. Hranitzky

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Dechert LLP

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Partner, Complex Commercial Litigation


Dennis H. Hranitzky concentrates on complex litigation matters with an international dimension, including disputes with sovereign states and instrumentalities, multinational debtor/creditor litigation and cross-border bankruptcy matters. In addition to being a recognized authority on sovereign disputes, Mr. Hranitzky has uncommonly deep experience in creditors’ rights litigation and the multinational enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards – having managed enforcement matters spanning more than ten countries on four continents. In addition, he has handled a broad variety of commercial litigation matters, and has experience in domestic bankruptcy litigation, investment arbitration, securities, environmental, product liability, patent, and civil rights litigation. Drawing on his Spanish and Portuguese language skills, much of Mr. Hranitzky’s litigation work over the last dozen years has involved countries in Latin America.


English, Portuguese, Spanish


The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with highest honors, 1991, Phi Beta Kappa; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1994, cum laude

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Dechert LLP’s commercial litigation team is ‘highly responsive, well equipped and focused in its engagements’. In a significant move, Christina Guerola Sarchio joined the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; she brings an exceptional class action practice and notable trial expertise, complementing the department’s already significant trial capabilities. In a high-profile engagement, Andrew Levander, Linda Goldstein and Nicolle Jacoby are representing Fox News Network in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases. Other leading partners in the team include litigation chair Matthew Larrabee, cross-border insolvency expert Dennis Hranitzky, Los Angeles office managing partner William Oxley and Philadephia-based Steven Bizar, who is ‘uniquely skilled in his ability to address highly complex matters in a manner that is consumable by all interested parties’.

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International litigation

Within: Leading lawyers

Dennis Hranitzky - Dechert LLP

Within: International litigation

Dechert LLP is ‘outstanding, first rate’, according to one client, who describes ‘a strong team with deep knowledge of the subject matter and which provides very sound advice’. The firm regularly advises investment funds, multinational corporations, bondholders and sovereigns in complex cross-border disputes. In New York, the ‘bright, very sharp, very strategicDennis Hranitzky is ‘an expert in sovereign disputes’ and leads the international and insolvency litigation group with Gary Mennitt. The team is ‘brilliant, dedicated to its clients and is certainly a tier-one firm’, according to one client. Other recommended lawyers include counsel Debra O’Gorman and Los Angeles-based Andrew Wong. A key highlight from 2017 saw the firm act for hedge fund Contrarian Capital Management in judgment enforcement proceedings in four countries and in a challenge to a scheme of arrangement by Indonesia Pulp & Paper Group.

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