Daniel Shamah is a premier restructuring lawyer lauded by peers and clients for his expertise in complex restructuring and insolvency matters. Daniel’s skillset is unique. Not only is he adept at conventional bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, as co-chair of O’Melveny’s Bankruptcy Litigation Group, he is also an experienced litigator and handles disputes surrounding some of the most complex commercial and financial instruments across a broad range of industries and practices. Because of Daniel’s creative approach and exceptional knowledge base, leading financial institutions, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and public and private companies call on him to help them navigate a host of bankruptcy and restructuring issues. From lender liability and fraudulent conveyances to distressed debt investments and complex commercial litigation, Daniel has achieved successes for his clients in every type of restructuring scenario—and his track record proves it.
In the past year, Daniel has worked at the center of some of the nation’s most widely publicized restructuring matters. He is a key member of the O’Melveny team representing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in its historic restructuring of over US$9 billion in debt and is leading an ad hoc group of lenders in the widely-followed restructuring of nationwide gym chain 24 Hour Fitness. Daniel has also helped multiple private equity firms and other financial institutions in claims brought by litigation trustees arising out of their former portfolio companies and other investments. And, he has deep experience advising companies and financial institutions in cross-border insolvency and chapter 15 cases.