David S. Rosner

David S. Rosner is a leading bankruptcy litigator and restructuring partner featured in Chambers USA 2004-2013 (praised as a “really good, effective and creative lawyer,” and “terrifically capable and effective”); “America's Top 100 Restructuring Professionals” (The K&A Restructuring Register): 2004, 2005, and 2006; and recipient of Turnaround & Workouts “10 Most Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyers” for 2003. Mr. Rosner has also been recognized in New York Metro Super Lawyers 2007-2014, The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of “Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law” and “Litigation: Bankruptcy,” as one of Avenue Magazine’s “Legal Elite,” and highlighted by The Legal 500 2014 in the area of “Finance: Corporate Restructuring.”

Mr. Rosner represents committees of distressed hedge funds, private equity funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, and holders of securities at every capital structure level in major corporate insolvencies in central roles in some of the largest, most complex bankruptcies in the United States.


Official Creditors Committee in Trico Marine
Controlling Pre-LBO Bondholder-directed indenture trustee in Tribune Company
Subordinated Debt Class in LyondellBasell
Committee of CCHII holders in Charter Communications
Official Committee in Capmark Financial, as litigation counsel
Litigation Trustee in Le-Nature's
Senior Secured Bank Debt Holders in Eddie Bauer
Subordinated Debt Holders in TOUSA
Equity Holders in Smurfit-Stone in successful $4 billion confirmation/valuation trial
MCI Senior bondholders in WorldCom Inc. earning their 80% recovery
Trust Preferred holders in Mirant Corporation, including winning (with the equity committee) a four-month, 27-day trial $14 billion valuation hearing
Successful acquirers (Southern Union Company, GECC) in Enron Corporation, in the $2.4 billion acquisition of Enron's pipeline companies
Official Creditors Committee in Refco, Inc. as litigation counsel
Trade Committee in Delphi Corporation
Secured Bank Agent group in Pappas Telecommunications
Unofficial equity committee in Northwest Airlines Inc.
Official Creditors Committee in GB Holdings (Sands II) in litigation against Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates
Official Creditors Committee in Polymer Technologies
Official Creditors Committee in Verestar Inc. in litigation against its public parent
Bondholder Committee in Entergy New Orleans
Bondholder Committee in FLAG Telecom
Bondholder Committee in Covad Communications leading to, as the Wall Street Journal reported, the "landmark" recovery for pre-default bondholders (WSJ, Aug. 8, 2001)
Preferred Shareholder Committee in Innovative Communications (VITELCO)
Debtors in Portrait Corporation of America, Questron Technology, New Valley Corporation, SLM International
Committees of and individual creditors, funds, financial institutions in Loral Space & Communications, Western Union, Nextwave Telecom, Parmalat, National Century Financial Enterprises, Marvel Entertainment Group, A.B. Dick Company, Globalstar, Fruit of the Loom, IT Group, Loewen Group, among many others.


Mr. Rosner enjoys a national practice and reputation and has successfully litigated, argued, and won insolvency-related decisions at the First and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as District and Bankruptcy Courts throughout the country.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy/Litigation
Law School Boston College Law School (J.D., 1989)
Education Washington University, St. Louis (B.S., B.A., 1986)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
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