Matthew P. Kremer


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Matthew P. Kremer is a financial restructuring specialist who represents debtors and unsecured creditor groups in complex corporate reorganizations and debt restructurings across a wide array of industries such as energy, telecommunications, and marine contracting.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Matthew was an associate at a major New York law firm.


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.: magna cum laude; Brooklyn Law Review; Moot Court Honor Society; American Bankruptcy Institute Medal for Excellence
  • University of Delaware, B.A.: Economics and Political Science; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Jed S. Rakoff, US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission


  • “A Narrow Interpretation of Section 546(e),” Law360 (April 2013)


  • “Decisions Address FDIC Claims to Defunct Bank Tax Refunds,” New York Law Journal (November 2013)
  • “Restructuring and Insolvency in United States: Overview,” Practical Law Company (October 2013)
  • “Seventh Circuit Addresses Questions Left Open by Stern v. Marshall,” New York Law Journal (September 2013)
  • “Revocation of Tax-Pass Through Status Not Reversible in Bankruptcy,” New York Law Journal (July 2013)

Debtor Experience

  • Ongoing representation of the Government of Puerto Rico with respect to the financial restructuring of Puerto Rico’s debt obligations under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)
  • Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico in its restructuring under Title VI of PROMESA
  • Verso/NewPage Corporation, the leading North American producer of printing and specialty papers, in its prearranged chapter 11 case
  • Cal Dive, an E&P marine contractor, in its chapter 11 case
  • Franceca’s, a nationwide-chain of clothing boutiques, in its chapter 11 case
  • Entegra Power Group, owner and operator of independent power plants and a gas pipeline, in its chapter 11 case
  • Colt Defense, one of the world's oldest and most iconic designers, developers, and manufacturers of firearms, in its chapter 11 case

Creditor Experience

  • An ad hoc group of noteholders in the restructuring of Bruin Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production company
  • An ad hoc group of noteholders in the restructuring of Homer City, a coal-fired power plant, in a prepackaged chapter 11
  • Funds affiliated with Franklin Advisers, Inc. as majority DIP lender and stalking horse buyer in chapter 11 case for Appvion Paper
  • The trustee for certain pass-through certificate holders in the chapter 11 cases of Edison Mission Energy
  • MBIA, Inc. as a member of the creditors' committee in the chapter 11 cases of Residential Capital, LLC

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • The joint provisional liquidators of Suntech Power Holdings in contested proceeding for recognition of a Cayman provisional liquidation as a foreign main proceeding under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Sound Point Capital Management in obtaining dismissal of US$2 billion adversary proceeding brought by equity sponsor Harbinger Capital Management in the chapter 11 cases of LightSquared