Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Appoints New Head of Bankruptcy Litigation Practice

July 01, 2020

O’Melveny has named Peter Friedman as chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy Litigation Group, this article reported. The step comes in anticipation of a nationwide wave of bankruptcy-related disputes stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, Bloomberg Law observed. “With businesses navigating this sudden and dramatic economic downturn and more companies seeking Chapter 11 protection, we expect bankruptcy proceedings to be more contentious than ever,” Friedman said in a statement. O’Melveny’s bankruptcy litigation group is part of the firm’s global restructuring practice, led by partner John Rapisardi.