Scott J. Greenberg is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s New York office and Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. Mr. Greenberg focuses on representing debtors and creditors in in-court and out-of-court restructurings.
Mr. Greenberg was named a 2021 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer, noting his work for “an ad hoc group of lenders to Serta Simmons Bedding in a debt financing and exchange transaction that made waves in the capital marketplace.” He has been consistently recognized as a leading restructuring lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America® and New York Metro Super Lawyers. He has also been named a “Leading Lawyer” and “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 US, a “Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer” and “Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyer,” as well as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon, a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000, as well as a Bankruptcy “MVP” and “Rising Star” by Law360. Turnarounds & Workouts named Mr. Greenberg an “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer” three times, most recently in 2021, and previously named him an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.” Chambers describes Mr. Greenberg as “a machine,” “a tremendous creditor-side lawyer with a dynamic practice” and “extremely bright, and he has a personality that allows him to negotiate deals with counterparties.”
Mr. Greenberg’s recent representations include serving as lead counsel on Outcome Health, Rex Energy, M&G Chemicals, and American Apparel’s chapter 11 cases and lead counsel for Transtar (DACCO Transmission Parts [NY] Inc.) and Nextel (NII Holdings Inc). in their chapter 11 cases in the SDNY.
On the creditor side he has a market-leading practice and recently represented the term lenders in 4L/Clover, Akorn, AMC, Catalina Marketing, Constellis, Crossmark, David’s Bridal, Exela Technologies, Garrett Motion, Global Eagle Entertainment, INAP, Iqor, Mallinckrodt, Monitronics, NPC, National CineMedia, PSAV, Savers, Serta, Skillsoft, Sunguard, Tailored Brands, TNT Crane, Town Sports, and WorldStrides. He also represented the term loan lenders in rue21’s chapter 11, Answers Corp.’s chapter 11, J. Crew’s term loan, AMF Global (Ameriforge), 77 Energy, the first lien steering committee in RCS Capital’s chapter 11 cases, and Fortress as DIP lender in A&P’s chapter 11 cases. Previously, Mr. Greenberg represented the senior lenders in the acquisition of InterCity Media Corp. through a 363 sale; the ad hoc noteholders in AES Eastern’s chapter 11 cases; the first lien lenders to BLB/TWIN River Casino in its chapter 11 cases in Providence, Rhode Island; the ad hoc committee of senior secured bondholders in Black Gaming; and Penn National Gaming as owner of Hollywood Casino Shreveport in their chapter 11 cases.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. 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. He began his career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in their restructuring practice.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Greenberg is Chairman of the Board of One Simple Wish, a not-for-profit assisting children in foster care in the U.S.
*Includes representations prior to Mr. Greenberg’s association with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Emory University - 2002 Juris Doctor
Boston University - 1999 Bachelor of Science
New York Bar