Daniel H. Golden is the partner in charge of Akin Gump’s New York office and co-chair of its global financial restructuring practice group.

Practice & Background

A financial restructuring attorney focusing on corporate restructurings and bankruptcies for over 30 years, Mr. Golden has a renowned practice primarily representing creditors’ committees and bondholder committees in large, complex out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases. He acted as lead counsel for creditors/bondholders committees and/or the leading activist creditor in many of the country’s largest and highest-profile restructurings and chapter 11 cases. In addition, he has represented numerous corporate debtors and acquirers of distressed companies and/or their assets. Mr. Golden has been frequently recognized as one of the country’s leading financial restructuring attorneys in publications.

Mr. Golden lectures frequently on a variety of bankruptcy topics before bar associations and professional organizations.

Representative Matters

Mr. Golden’s recent and other notable restructuring representations include the following:

  • SandRidge Energy, Inc.
  • Jack Cooper Holdings, Corp.
  • NII Holdings, Inc.
  • Residential Capital LLC
  • Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Overseas Shipholding Group
  • WorldCom
  • Lyondell
  • Tribune
  • Chemtura
  • Solutia
  • Loral Space & Communications
  • Globalstar
  • Hayes Lemmerz
  • XO Communications
  • Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
  • Hillsborough Holdings

Awards & Accolades

Mr. Golden has been frequently recognized as one of the country’s leading financial restructuring attorneys. Such recognition includes:

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016-2017
  • 2014 Professor Lawrence P. King Award by the Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of UJA-Federation of New York’s Lawyers Division
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
  • The Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring,2014-2016
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2015-2017
  • Legal 500 US recommends Daniel Golden in Finance – Corporate Restructuring (including bankruptcy) (2016)
  • Legal 500 US: Leading Lawyer (2016).

Speaking Engagements

  • Spoke at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program on October 28, 2011, in New York
  • Participated in a panel discussion presenting a case study on the Tribune Company bankruptcy proceedings
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers