Peter Friedman is one of the nation’s leading bankruptcy and restructuring litigators and is lauded by clients and peers as “practical” and “fearless.” Peter currently serves as the co-head of O’Melveny’s Bankruptcy Litigation Group. He successfully represents troubled borrowers and their stakeholders, including lenders, bondholders, investors, and officers and directors, in bankruptcy courts, district courts and courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court in the most high-profile and complicated matters on record. Clients remark that “Peter is just an outstanding lawyer; he is incredibly bright and he has a wealth of experience and ability to deal with the most esoteric and academic issues. He can be practical and have a street fight if he needs to.” (Chambers USA 2021)
His years-long work on behalf of the Government of Puerto Rico in its bankruptcy cases resulted in Peter being named a Litigation Trailblazer of the Year by The National Law Journal and being featured in The American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year profile of O’Melveny.
Clients laud Peter as “an outstanding oral advocate” who “always thinks outside the box,” an “excellent litigator with a unique ability to synthesize complex legal issues,” and someone who is focused on “getting to a creative resolution.” While Peter is an outstanding litigator, he is also recognized as someone who can reach excellent consensual resolutions: clients say he is someone with “the judgment and the people skills to negotiate well and smoothly.” (Chambers USA 2021)
Peter is also a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.