Richard J. Cooper

Senior Restructuring Partner |

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Richard Cooper is a Senior Restructuring Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Richard is one of the preeminent bankruptcy lawyers in the United States and has been involved in some of the most prominent and noteworthy cross-border restructurings over the last 20 years, including representing the Government of Puerto Rico in its restructuring efforts and the drafting and enactment of PROMESA, the U.S. federal legislation regulating its restructuring. Notably, Richard is currently leading the firm’s representation of LATAM Airlines, Apollo Capital as DIP lender to Aeroméxico in its Chapter 11 proceeding, and Garuda Indonesia in the restructuring of its debt. He is also currently representing numerous debtors and creditor committees in ongoing cross-border Chapter 11 cases, including the pre-packaged Chapter 11 filing of Grupo Posadas, an ad hoc committee in Stoneway Capital’s Chapter 11 proceeding and DIP lenders in Alphacredit’s recent Chapter 11 filing. He is routinely recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers, The Legal 500, Latinvex, Law360, Turnaround & Workouts, Latin Lawyer, Financial Times, Law Dragon and IFLR1000. He received a JD from Columbia Law School, a MSc from the University of London, and a BA from Duke University.

Chapter Contribution

Chapter 17.I | Bankruptcy: Considerations and Strategies for Directors and Officers of Multinational Companies Seeking to Restructure