David Schiff
  1. Associate

Mr. Schiff is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Restructuring Group. He regularly represents hedge funds, creditor groups, banks, companies, equity sponsors and other strategic parties in a wide range of domestic and cross-border restructurings, bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and liability management transactions.

Work Highlights

Counsel to:

  • The ad hoc group of senior noteholders in the chapter 11 cases of Alta Mesa Resources and its affiliates
  • Secured noteholders and backstop parties in the $2.1 billion restructuring of Sable Permian Resources
  • The ad hoc group of Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção S.A. noteholders
  • The agent for PG&E’s $3 billion prepetition utility revolving credit facility
  • A backstop party and major stakeholder in Oi S.A.'s in-court Brazilian restructuring and U.S. chapter 15 cases
  • A major creditor with in litigation arising from the chapter 11 proceedings for China Fishery Group
  • The first lien agent in connection with the chapter 11 filings and related litigation involving Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates
  • The steering committee of prepetition secured lenders and DIP lenders in the chapter 11 cases of C&J Energy Services Ltd. and its affiliates
  • The first lien term loan agent and lender steering committee to Pinnacle Agriculture in connection with its recapitalization
  • The committee of second-lien and DIP lenders to RCS Capital Corporation
  • The ad hoc group of second lien lenders and DIP lenders to RCS Capital Corporation
  • The agent for the first lien lenders and DIP lenders in Catalina Marketing’s chapter 11 proceeding
  • The secured loan agent in connection with the cross-border restructuring of Concordia International
  • Lenders, noteholders, ad hoc groups, administrative agents and equity sponsors in connection with numerous non-public restructurings, amendments and workout negotiations

Before joining Davis Polk, Mr. Schiff represented debtors and creditors in in-court and out-of-court restructurings across a range of industries, including telecommunications, shipping and energy


  • Best Lawyers – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law | “One to Watch” | 2021

Of Note

  • Advisory Council, Futures and Options

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2015
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 2013-2015

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York


  • B.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
    • cum laude
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2013
    • cum laude
    • Articles Editor, N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy