Associate — Corporate (Restructuring) — Dallas, Chicago, Wilmington, New York, Miami, Atlanta

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Associate --- Corporate (Restructuring) --- Dallas, Chicago, Wilmington, New York, Miami, Atlanta

Associate Corporate (Restructuring) New York

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 Job Description:

We are seeking a Restructuring Associate to represent debtors, lenders, asset purchasers, and other constituents in connection with in-court and out-of-court restructurings and litigation, including cross-border matters. This position is open to candidates in our Dallas, Chicago, Wilmington, New York, Miami, and Atlanta offices.

 Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal. Questions can be directed to Renee Richford, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at

 Job Requirements:

  • 1 to 4 years of experience with in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including chapter 11 proceedings
  • Must be admitted to the jurisdiction for which you are applying

As an Associate, you will:

  • Present and argue contested matters in court
  • Participate meaningfully in client communications
  • Draft pleadings, including first-day motions
  • Draft plans of reorganization and all documents relating to confirmation
  • Assist in the sale or purchase of distressed assets
  • Manage orderly liquidations
  • Conduct claims reconciliation and objection processes
  • Participate in negotiation settlements
  • Participate in negotiations with official committees of unsecured creditors, banks and other parties-in-interest

 We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our McDermott workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our McDermott workforce be fully vaccinated.

 At this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a medical or religious accommodation to the policy, or for any other medical information.  We are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.

 *Policy applies to locations where local ordinances do not prevent COVID-19 vaccination mandates.


Expected Pay Range  for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000

                                                           2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000

                                                           2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000

                                                           2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000

                                                           2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000

                                                           2017 Class Compensation Years: $370,000

                                                           2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000

                                                           2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000

 McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).