Jeffrey S. Sabin


Jeffrey Sabin is co-head of Bingham’s global Financial Restructuring Group. Jeff focuses on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, debt restructuring and financial transactions. Jeff has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field. He has represented public companies, lenders, committees of secured and unsecured creditors, boards of directors, investors, and acquirers in numerous Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings and is co-head of Bingham’s Task Force on Dodd-Frank Financial Reforms. Jeff has chaired and taught numerous legal education and professional programs and is the author of many published articles and outlines on bankruptcy-related topics. Jeff is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a former chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Fraudulent Conveyance Law.

Some of Jeff’s significant transactions include representing official creditors’ committees in LandAmerica, BearingPoint, Immunicon Corp. and Global Power; secured creditors in numerous cases, including TBS Shipping, General Motors, Chrysler, Spansion, Lyondell, Pacific Energy Resources, MGM Studios, TLC Vision and Nanogen; numerous unsecured creditors and counterparties in Lehman; and buyers of distressed assets representing defendants in complex bankruptcy litigation.


  • Tronox — Representation of Anadarko Petroleum and Kerr McGee in defense of a multibillion-dollar fraudulent transfer action 
  • LandAmerica — Representation of Official Creditors’ Committee and Liquidating Trustee 
  • Kodak — Representation of buyer of assets
  • BearingPoint — Representation of Official Creditors’ Committee 
  • Pacific Energy Resources — Representation of Goldman Sachs as secured lender 
  • TBS Shipping — Representation of lead lending group in Chapter 11 cases / reorganization 
  • TLC Vision — Representation of pre-petition and DIP lenders 
  • MGM Studios — Representation of Steering Committee of secured lenders 
  • Capmark — Representation of buyer of Japan servicing business 
  • Worldspace, Inc. — Representation of pre-petition and DIP lenders 
  • Riverstone Networks — Representation of Official Creditors’ Committee 
  • PRG Schultz — Representation of Ad Hoc Bondholders’ Committee 
  • Alliance Entertainment — Representation of Official Creditors’ Committee 
  • Rockefeller Center Properties — Representation of Official Creditors’ Committee 
  • PSI Net — Representation of Metamor Bondholders’ Committee 
  • Chiquita — Representation of Convertible Bondholders’ Committee 
  • United Companies — Representation of Senior Noteholders’ Committee 
  • Metrocall/USA Mobility — Representation of debtors and as a reorganized public company 
  • Fansteel — Representation of debtors and as a reorganized public company 
  • Enron — Representation of Rabobank in connection with off balance sheet financings, and of Toyota regarding energy contracts 
  • Formica — Representation of plan proponents/buyers of assets 
  • Adelphia — Representation of Oz Capital as one of the largest creditors 
  • Flyi — Representation of board of directors 
  • Genuity — Representation of board of directors 
  • Primary Health Systems — Representation of acquirer of hospitals 
  • Liberty House — Representation of board of directors 
  • Olympia & York — Representation of a plan funder/buyer of assets 
  • Integrated Resources — Representation of proponent/funder of plan of reorganization 
  • Allegheny International — Representation of funders of plan of reorganization 
  • Sharon Steel Corporation — Representation of proponent of plan of reorganization


  • Speaker, Union Contacts, 2014 American Bankruptcy Institute 32nd Annual Spring Meeting, Washington D.C. (2014)
  • Speaker, Crossborder Insolvency and Restructuring, INSOL International Tokyo, Japan One Day Seminar, Tokyo (2013)
  • Panelist, Annual NYC Bankruptcy Conference-Labor Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation, New York (2013)
  • Panelist, Restructuring Distressed European High Yield Bonds, Bingham Client Seminar (2013)
  • Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation: 2013, New York City Bar Association (2013)
  • What You Need to Know About the U.S. Financial Reform, Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y. (2010)


  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Member, Business Bankruptcy Committee
    • Subcommittee on Fraudulent Conveyance Law, Former Chairman
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights (2012, 2014–2015)
  • Chambers Global, Bankruptcy (2010–2014)
  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, New York (2009–2014)
  • Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, New York (2012–2014)
  • Legal 500, Corporate Restructuring (2011–2012)
  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers (2012)
  • Named as one of the finalists for the 2007 National Public Justice Award for securing a precedent-setting ruling against FEMA on behalf of the class of almost 1 million persons left homeless by Hurricane Katrina
  • Executive articles editor, Boston College International Law Review (1976–1977)

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