Oil and Gas Restructuring Support Team

April 14, 2020

Gibson Dunn lawyers have deep roots in the oil and gas industry, one of the premier U.S. corporate restructuring and reorganization practices and the nation’s leading litigation practice. The Business Restructuring and Reorganization group was named one of Law360’s top bankruptcy practice groups, the Oil and Gas group has been named practice group of the year, and members of both groups have been widely recognized by top industry publications, including Chambers, Legal 500 and The Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency Lawyers.  Dubbed the “rescue squad” by The American Lawyer, our litigators are deeply skilled in prosecuting and defending the broad range of disputes that arise during the course of a bankruptcy case.  Our litigation practice was named The American Lawyer‘s Litigation Department of the Year 4 times out of the last 6 years.

Our restructuring lawyers are at the center of work outs, in and out of court, of companies with highly complex, multibillion-dollar capital debt stacks. These lawyers regularly represent companies in financial distress or seeking options during challenging financial circumstances, their creditors (ad hoc lender and bondholder groups and official creditor committees) and investors  in the largest and most complex out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the US and around the world.  In oil and gas restructuring, efforts to build consensus can be supplemented by Gibson Dunn’s extraordinary bankruptcy litigators when a negotiated resolution cannot be reached.  Working with our firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions group, we represent both acquirers and companies seeking to be acquired or to spin off assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court. Gibson Dunn is recognized for excelling in the use of innovative ideas and adaptive strategies, including in advance of any actual restructuring needs.

Our Oil and Gas lawyers have extensive experience advising clients on a comprehensive range of matters across the entire oil and gas value chain – from well‐head to LNG, refining and petrochemicals – including acquisitions, divestitures, financings, reorganizations and project work in the upstream, midstream, downstream, LNG and oilfield services segments of the business.

This makes Gibson Dunn one of the rare global law firms with a true oil and gas practice capable of providing the full array of legal services needed by any company debtor, creditor group or investor, in any challenging or distressed situation.

Oil and Gas Restructuring Support Core Team Members:

Oil & Gas Business Restructuring and Reorganization Restructuring Litigation
Michael P. Darden David M. Feldman Mitchell Karlan
Hillary Holmes Scott J. Greenberg Marshall R. King
Tull Florey Jeffrey A. Chapman Mark A. Kirsch
Anna Howell James Chenoweth Matthew D. McGill
Elizabeth A. Ising Matthew K. Kelsey Robert Weigel
Robert B. Little Jeffrey C. Krause
Ronald O. Mueller Keith R. Martorana
Robert L. Nelson Jr. Michael A. Rosenthal
Shalla Prichard Matt J. Williams
Gerald Spedale
Beau Stark
Steven Talley
Jonathan Whalen
Robyn Zolman