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David Schiff

Mr. Schiff is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group. He regularly represents banks, hedge funds and corporations in a wide range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters in the United States and foreign jurisdictions.

Work Highlights

Mr. Schiff recently acted as counsel to:

  • 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

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


  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    P: +1 212 450 3182
    F: +1 212 701 6182

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
    • Articles Editor, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy