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Alan W Kornberg

Alan W Kornberg

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Alan Kornberg is Chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Paul, Weiss and has acted as lead counsel on many of the largest restructurings of the past several years. Equally comfortable doing company and creditor side work, Mr. Kornberg has led the firm’s representation of aluminum maker Noranda in its chapter 11 case; the ad hoc committee of first lien debtholders of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC; the ad hoc committee of senior noteholders of Pacific Exploration and Production as U.S. counsel; The Winding-up Board of Glitnir hf in the former Icelandic bank’s chapter 15 case; Oaktree Capital in the Excel Maritime and TMT Procurement chapter 11 cases; Deutsche Bank and Crédit Agricole, as agents, in the Genco chapter 11 case; the senior secured lenders to Australia-based Nine Entertainment Group; Silver Point Capital, as DIP and senior prepetition lender agent, in the Hostess Brands chapter 11 case; and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in its pre-packaged chapter 11 case, among others.

Mr. Kornberg is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a non-profit, non-partisan organization formed in the 1930s to assist Congress in the drafting of major bankruptcy law amendments, and has served as the Second Circuit Regent of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Kornberg is recognized by Chambers & Partners as a “a statesman of the Bankruptcy Bar” and a “phenomenal” practitioner in the firm’s nationwide “top tier” Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice. He is one of only five practitioners in the country to be recognized as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” by Who's Who Legal and has also been named a “leading lawyer” in corporate restructuring by both The Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Mr. Kornberg’s work on the restructuring of Charter Communications in 2010 was recognized as “Stand Out” by the Financial Times’ “US Innovative Lawyers.” Mr. Kornberg chaired the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the New York City Bar Association from 2005 to 2008.


Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization


J.D., New York University School of Law, 1977

A.B., Brandeis University, 1974
magna cum laude


Chambers USA

Chambers Global

The Legal 500

The Best Lawyers in America


“Dealmaker of the Year” (2003) The American Lawyer

Who’s Who Legal


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