Thomas R. Califano

Tom Califano is a partner in Sidley Austin’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Restructuring Group. He represents large private and public companies in distress both in and out of court, buyers of distressed companies and significant creditor constituencies.

Tom has been recommended by The Legal 500 United States for his “excellent reputation across all aspects of in- and out-of-court restructurings.” He has also been repeatedly recognized for his work in bankruptcy and restructuring by Chambers USA, where he is described as “an aggressive and fierce advocate for his clients” with an “expertise in advising financially troubled companies and buyers of distressed assets.” Tom is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named a New York Super Lawyer.

Prior to joining Sidley, Tom was the global Co-chair and U.S. Chair of the restructuring group at another global law firm. Tom earned a BA and JD from St. John’s University where he was a recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship.

Chapter Contribution

Chapter 19 | D&O Insurance and Fiduciary Duties: A Lesson in Protecting the Directors and Officers During a Restructuring