David SchiffDavis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY
DAVID is a partner in Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Restructuring practice. He advises on a wide range of restructurings, bankruptcies and liability-management and distressed-investing transactions. He represents hedge funds, creditor groups, banks, companies, equity sponsors and other strategic parties.
David has a varied practice involving both U.S. and cross-border matters. In his international practice, he has been involved in cases involving companies in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and Canada. He has played a leading role representing international creditors in some of the largest-ever restructurings to take place in Brazil, including Samarco, Oi and Odebrecht. He also speaks and writes regularly on cross-border restructuring issues. His articles have appeared in Practical Law, the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice and other publications.
David is a member of the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program, ABI and INSOL. He has been named a “Rising Star Partner” by IFLR, and since 2020 he has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America's “Ones to Watch.” He also plays an active role in training and mentoring initiatives at his firm. Outside of the office, he is a hands-on parent and volunteers with and serves on the Advisory Council of Futures and Options, a New York-based nonprofit organization that connects high school students to paid, mentored internships and career-development opportunities.
“David is a great lawyer and a good person. He has the skill, drive and character to be a long-term leader in our field.”