Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Sam Newman is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of both the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Group and the Corporate Department. His practice involves representing creditors, debtors and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 cases. He also advises buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers in transactions involving distressed assets.
Currently, Mr. Newman represents or has recently represented:
Mr. Newman has also represented debtors in significant cases and out-of-court restructurings, including:
Other transactional engagements include:
Mr. Newman has been named as one of California's leading lawyers in business and restructuring by Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers and recognized by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. Mr. Newman has also been named as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.
Mr. Newman currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association, the Financial Lawyers Conference and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. His speaking engagements includeDebtor In Possession Financings: Current Developments, Los Angeles County Bar Association, When Lenders Fail: The Ultimate Indignity, The Financial Lawyers Conference; The Subprime Meltdown From an Insolvency Litigation Perspective, 11th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute; The Subprime Lending Industry: A Look at the Restructuring of a Market in Turmoil, the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Business Law; When Good Loans Go Bad: An In-Depth Discussion of the Subprime Lending Industry, Turnaround Management Association.
Mr. Newman is admitted to practice law in California. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1992. Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Mr. Newman held political and fundraising positions with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Washington, DC and served in legislative and policy positions for Senator John Glenn (OH) and Representatives Gary Ackerman (NY) and Rob Andrews (NJ). He lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife, Katja, and their children Jakob and Max.