Gibson Dunn Strengthens Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice with Addition of Three Highly Regarded Partners in New York

October 3, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Scott J. Greenberg, Steven A. Domanowski and Michael J. Cohen have joined the firm as partners in the New York office.  They all join from Jones Day, continuing their highly successful business restructuring and reorganization practice.

Greenberg, who was co-head of the Jones Day Business Restructuring & Reorganization practice out of the New York office, will serve as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.

“We are very excited to add this distinguished team to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Scott, Steve and Michael have significant experience and enjoy stellar reputations, particularly within the creditor-side of the restructuring space, and their addition will strengthen our global restructuring practice.”

“This team, which has built deep relationships with major institutions across a variety of investment classes, will nicely complement our premier practice on both the creditor and debtor sides of the house,” said David Feldman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. “We’re delighted to welcome Scott, Steve and Michael to the firm.”

“We are thrilled to join Gibson Dunn,” said Greenberg.  “It is a great global firm with a deep bench of many talented practice groups to complement our top-notch restructuring team as we continue to grow our highly successful practice. The timing is perfect given the volume of work in the pipeline and the amount of distress coming down the pike.”

About Scott Greenberg

Greenberg’s practice is focused on representing debtors and creditors in restructurings, both in-court and out-of-court, with a strong emphasis on buy-side clients.  He is well known in particular for his representation of ad hoc groups of lenders in high profile restructurings as well as large Chapter 11 debtors.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Greenberg was a partner at Jones Day from 2013 to 2019, where he also  served as co-head of the Jones Day Business Restructuring & Reorganization practice out of New York.  He began his career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in its restructuring practice.

Greenberg received his law degree in 2002, with honors, from Emory University School of Law, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  He graduated cum laude from Boston University in 1999.

About Steven Domanowski

Domanowski’s practice is focused on restructuring and distressed finance matters.  He represents asset management firms, hedge funds, distressed debt holders and other distressed debt investors in restructurings in- and out-of-court, and distressed debt and other restructuring matters.  He has particular experience in the formation and representation of ad hoc lender groups at the top of the capital structure.  He also represents debtors in distressed situations and other restructuring matters.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Domanowski was at Jones Day in the firm’s Chicago office, where he had served as a partner since 2013.  He previously practiced at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP.

Domanowski received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2002, cum laude, where he was also a member of the law review and received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence.  He graduated magna cum laude from University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 1999.

About Michael J. Cohen

Cohen represents companies, investors, lenders, creditors, acquirers and other parties in connection with business restructuring and reorganization matters, in- or out-of-court, domestically or internationally.  He has a particular focus on secured lender group representations.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Cohen was a partner at Jones Day.  Prior to Jones Day, he practiced at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.  He served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen D. Gerling of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York from 2003 to 2004.

Cohen earned his law degree in 2002 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of Fordham Law Review and was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the Benjamin Finkel Prize for his academic work on bankruptcy law.  He graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar.