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Marshall S. Huebner


Co-head of Restructuring. Widely recognized leader in the field. Named a 2023 “Dealmaker of the Year” by NYLJ and the 2022 “Debtor Counsel of the Year” by The Deal.

Marshall has played a key role in many of the most complex restructurings of the last 30 years. “Marshall is brilliant at bankruptcy strategy” and his “combination of towering intellect and passion for his client’s cause is unparalleled,” clients tell Chambers. “He out-thinks and out-works everyone else in a bankruptcy.” Marshall was lead counsel to the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve in the $182 billion rescue of AIG and lead counsel to companies including Delta, Ford, Purdue Pharma, Lehman Brothers Europe and Arch Resources in their landmark restructurings. His dozens of lead lender and creditor roles include Hertz, Enron, Lyondell, American Airlines, Kodak, Polaroid and Toys “R” Us.

Marshall has testified before Congress and lectured at many preeminent law schools and HBS.

He has received top rankings and awards from sources including ChambersLaw360, The Deal and the American Lawyer. He is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and the American College of Bankruptcy.

Experience highlights

  • Lead counsel to Purdue Pharma in connection with its chapter 11 restructuring effectuating a comprehensive resolution of more than $40 trillion of asserted claims. The proposed settlement will convert Purdue into a public benefit company for the exclusive benefit of litigation claimants and the American public
  • Lead counsel to the administrative agent under The Hertz Corporation’s $10.9 billion asset backed vehicle-financing structure in connection with Hertz’s chapter 11 restructuring
  • Lead counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and to the U.S. Department of the Treasury with respect to their $182 billion in multiple financings and 79.9% equity stake in the American International Group; AIG had over $1 trillion in assets, and the Federal Reserve and Treasury AIG financings were the largest ever extended to a corporate borrower
  • Lead U.S. counsel to the joint administrators and liquidators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and its U.K. Lehman affiliates, including in connection with the settlement of tens of billions of dollars of claims against Lehman’s U.S. entities
  • Lead bankruptcy and restructuring counsel to Delta Air Lines, assisted Delta in, among other things, $2.45 billion debtor-in-possession loan for LATAM Airlines, successfully defending against a $10 billion hostile takeover attempt, and expeditiously emerging from Chapter 11 with one of the largest equity capitalizations on record
  • Counsel to the Ford Motor Company in connection with its $10 billion balance sheet restructuring and various related matters
  • Lead counsel to Citibank in Lyondell, including advising on the then-largest DIP financing ($8.5 billion) in U.S. history and successfully resolving a $23 billion fraudulent transfer claim
  • Lead counsel to Arch Coal, James River Coal, Patriot Coal, Bonanza Creek Energy, Magnetation, Frontier Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, Pernix Therapeutics and The Star Tribune Company in their chapter 11 proceedings
  • Lead counsel to the prepetition and/or DIP agents in dozens of cases including Hertz, Toys “R” Us, Enron, Kodak, American Airlines, Lyondell, Polaroid, Latam Airlines, Republic Airways, Federal Mogul and Loral Space and Communications
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New York Law Journal – “Dealmaker of the Year,” 2023

American Lawyer – “Litigator of the Week,” 2023

Chambers Global and USA – Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Band 1

Legal 500 U.S. – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate, Hall of Fame

IFLR1000 – Restructuring and Insolvency, United States, Market Leader

Law360 – “Bankruptcy MVP of the Year,” 2022

The Deal Awards – “Debtor Counsel of the Year – Lawyer,” 2022

Who’s Who Legal – Restructuring & Insolvency, Thought Leader and Global Leader

Euromoney Expert Guide – “Best of the Best USA” and “Best of the Best Global” Top 30 Restructuring and Insolvency

Global M&A Network – “Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional”

Turnarounds & Workouts – “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer,” 2019 and 2021

Lawdragon – 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers, 2023

National Law Journal – “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer,” 2017

American Lawyer – “Dealmaker of the Year,” 2007 and 2009


J.D., Yale Law School
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship
  • Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
A.B., Princeton University
  • Fulbright scholar
  • Rotary Scholar


Law Clerk, Hon. Pierre N. Leval, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1993-1994

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 1999

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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