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A senior bankruptcy practitioner and seasoned commercial litigator, Michael Etkin ("Mickey") has extensive experience in complex business reorganizations, investor litigation in a bankruptcy context, and high-stakes Chapter 11 issues. Clients value Mickey’s ability to anticipate key issues that are likely to arise, as well as his technical knowledge, attention to detail, and straightforward tactical advice.
A key member of the firm’s successful bankruptcy and complex business litigation practices, Mickey represents debtors, trustees, creditors, and investors in many noteworthy bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related litigation. He currently represents institutional investors in many significant complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings, such as BlockFi, SmileDirectClub, Lordstown Motors, Celsius Network, Pacific Gas & Electric, Allied Systems, Mallinckrodt, SandRidge Energy, Aegean Marine Petroleum, Windstream, and McDermott International, among others. He represents important consumer interests in bankruptcy cases involving issues of privacy, product liability, and lending practices.
In addition, Mickey represents major energy companies in connection with bankruptcy proceedings involving their customers and counterparties. He has been invited to speak before financial institutions, bar association groups, and credit associations on issues relating to the energy industry, including the rights of counterparties to derivatives and other energy-related contracts in a bankruptcy context. He chairs the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group of the International Energy Credit Association.
Mickey also routinely speaks at programs on the rights of securities fraud claimants and class action plaintiffs in a Chapter 11 context, and on the interplay between bankruptcy law and product liability litigation.