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 and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructurings and bankruptcies in connection with pre-packaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and risk management transactions.

Work Highlights

Mr. Schiff recently acted as counsel to:

  • A backstop party and major stakeholder in Oi S.A.'s in-court Brazilian restructuring and U.S. chapter 15 cases
  • The secured loan agent in connection with the cross-border restructuring of Concordia International
  • The prepetition secured lenders and DIP lenders to C&J Energy Services
  • 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
  • A major creditor with in litigation arising from the chapter 11 proceedings for China Fishery Group
  • Lenders, noteholders, steering committees, administrative agents and equity sponsors in connection with several recapitalizations, amendments and workout negotiations

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

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, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy