William F. Gray, Jr.

William F. Gray Jr.

New York: 212.880.6336
Fax 212.682.0200


JD, 1980
New York University
BA, 1977
Columbia University

Bar Admissions

New York, 1981


William is head of the firm’s U.S. Restructuring Practice. He represents financial institutions, creditors, borrowers, acquirors and committees in complex restructurings, bankruptcy mergers and acquisitions, and major litigations. The practice also encompasses representation of DIP lenders, asset-based lenders and providers of chapter 11 exit financing. Presently, Bill acts as special counsel to the Nortel (US) companies in their chapter 11 reorganization cases.

During the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, Bill advised a number of U.S. and Canadian banks, financial institutions and pension funds with regard to their lending relationships, brokerage and security agreements, and other transactional interactions with troubled U.S. financial institutions, including Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Bear Stearns. Bill was heavily involved on behalf of major financial institutions in a number of restructuring matters arising out of the collapse of the Russian economy in 1998. As an example, he represented certain investment funds, managed by McGinnis Advisors, which had invested in Russia-based derivative securities in their chapter 11 cases in Texas.

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Turnaround Management Association’s Pro Bono Transaction Award for The Big Apple Circus Ltd. (2018)

Super Lawyers Magazine—Leading lawyer in bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights (2006-2014)

Real Time News' LawDay—Leading lawyer in bankruptcy and insolvency (2009)


Second Circuit Rejects 'Gifting' in 'DBSD' Ruling

New York Law Journal

New York Law Journal