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Daniel Fliman is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Group, and serves as the leader of its “Impact Litigation” Business Unit. Dan maintains a diverse restructuring and litigation practice, representing creditors, shareholders, boards, debtors, investors and purchasers in distressed contexts. He advises stakeholders such as financial institutions and committees with interests in companies positioned for turnaround.

Dan has worked with clients across a range of industries, including real estate, gaming, airline, oil & gas, retail, satellite communications, entertainment and publishing to provide valuable solutions for maximizing the recovery on their interests. He has played significant roles in some of the largest bankruptcies in the United States, including the Puerto Rico Title III proceedings and the Lehman Brothers and Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. bankruptcy cases.

Dan has been the recipient of several awards and honors for his work, including being named by Turnarounds and Workouts as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer,” and by Benchmark Litigation as part of their Under 40 Hot List. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United StatesSuper Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

Representative Matters

  • American Addiction Centers (lenders) 
  • Ampal-American Israel Corporation (controlling shareholder)
  • In re 20 Bayard Views, LLC (condominium board)
  • Boardriders (lenders)
  • Borders Group, Inc. (debtors)
  • Broadstripe, LLC (official creditors' committee)
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Company et al. (certain stakeholders)
  • Calfrac (noteholders)
  • Catalyst Paper Corp. (bondholders)
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (bondholders)
  • Delphi Corporation (trade committee)
  • Eastman Kodak (majority bondholders and rights offering backstop parties)
  • Energy Future Holdings (ad hoc committee of EFH legacy bondholders)
  • Entergy New Orleans (bondholder committee)
  • Global Brokerage (bondholders)
  • iHeart Media (note trustee) 
  • Innkeepers (CMBS certificateholder)
  • Intelsat (noteholders) 
  • J.Crew Group Inc. (company)
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (RMBS certificateholder group)
  • LightSquared Inc. (certain stakeholders)
  • Lightstream Resources, Ltd. (unsecured noteholders)
  • Linens ‘n Things, Inc. (ad hoc committee of secured noteholders)
  • The McClatchy Company (official creditors’ committee)
  • Northwest Airlines Inc. (unofficial equity committee)
  • Payless (lenders)
  • Refco, Inc. (official creditors' committee)
  • ResCap (Federal Housing Finance Agency)
  • Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. bankruptcy (former directors)
  • Seadrill Operating LP et al. (group of first lien term loan lenders)
  • Smurfit Stone (preferred shareholders)
  • Toys “R” Us (noteholders)
  • Trico Marine Services, Inc. (official creditors' committee)
  • Ultra Petroleum (lenders)
  • Verestar Inc. (official creditors' committee)
  • Waypoint Leasing (lenders)
  • Westinghouse (creditor)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List
  • Chambers USA (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Legal 500, Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • Turnarounds and Workouts, Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer
  • Turnaround Management Association, 2021 Turnaround of the Year: Mid-Size Company for American Addiction Centers
  • The M&A Advisor, 2021 Restructuring of the Year ($500M - $1B) for American Addiction Centers

Admitted To Practice

New York; New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2003

B.A., Tufts University, 2000