Daniel H. Golden

Daniel H. Golden is the partner in charge of Akin Gump’s New York office and heads the financial restructuring practice group in New York.
Practice & Background

A financial restructuring attorney focusing on corporate restructurings and bankruptcies for over 30 years, Mr. Golden has a renowned practice primarily representing creditors’ committees and bondholder committees in large, complex out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases. He acted as lead counsel for creditors/bondholders committees and/or the leading activist creditor in many of the country’s largest and highest-profile restructurings and chapter 11 cases. In addition, he has represented numerous corporate debtors and acquirers of distressed companies and/or their assets. Mr. Golden has been frequently recognized as one of the country’s leading financial restructuring attorneys in publications.

Mr. Golden lectures frequently on a variety of bankruptcy topics before bar associations and professional organizations.
Representative Matters

Mr. Golden’s recent and other notable creditor/bondholder committee representations include the following:

Overseas Shipholding Group
WorldCom
Lyondell
Tribune
WCI Communities
TOUSA
Chemtura
Tower Automotive
Solutia
Loral Space & Communications
Globalstar
Hayes Lemmerz
XO Communications
Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
Hillsborough Holdings

Awards & Accolades

Mr. Golden has been frequently recognized as one of the country’s leading financial restructuring attorneys. Such recognition includes:

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
2014 Professor Lawrence P. King Award by the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of UJA-Federation of New York’s Lawyers Division
The Best Lawyers in America
The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
The Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2014

New York Metro Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Spoke at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program on October 28, 2011, in New York
Participated in a panel discussion presenting a case study on the Tribune Company bankruptcy proceedings
New York Metro Super Lawyers

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Financial Restructuring, 2) Creditor Representations, 3) including Official Committees and Informal Creditor Groups, 4) Secured Creditors, 5) Debtors, 6) Distressed Asset Sales and Acquisitions, 7) Cross-Border Insolvencies and 8) Communications and Information Technology
Law School The State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1977
Education University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A., 1974
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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