Michael (Mickey) Etkin

Lowenstein Sandler LLP



A senior bankruptcy practitioner and seasoned commercial litigator, Mickey brings significant experience to his practice, which focuses on complex business reorganizations, investor litigation in a bankruptcy context, and high-stakes Chapter 11 issues. Mickey is consistently recognized by Chambers USA as "a strong lawyer," "brilliant," "fantastic," "very plugged in," and "instrumental in providing tactical advice," noting his skill in "anticipating all the key issues that are likely to arise." Clients have commended his "technical knowledge, attention to detail, and honest and straightforward legal advice."

A key member of the firm's successful bankruptcy and complex business litigation practices, Mickey has represented debtors, trustees, creditors, and investors in a variety of noteworthy bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related litigation. He currently represents a number of institutional shareholder and investor interests in several large and complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings, including cross-border insolvencies, such as Performance Sports Group, Sino-Forest, Pacific Gas & Electric, Windstream, Odebrecht, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Orexigen Therapeutics, Adeptus Health, Novation/NovaStar, Fisker Automotive, SandRidge Energy, Lehman Brothers, and SFX Entertainment, among others. On the consumer front, he currently represents consumer interests in the Cambridge Analytica, Think Finance and 21st Century Oncology bankruptcy proceedings. He also represents debtors and purchasers in acquisitions of assets of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy estates.

In addition, Mickey represents major energy companies in connection with bankruptcy proceedings involving their customers and counterparties. He has been invited to speak before financial institutions, bar association groups, and credit associations regarding the rights of counterparties to derivatives and other energy-related contracts in a bankruptcy context, including cutting-edge issues emerging from the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 and SIPC proceedings. Mickey also is routinely asked to speak at programs discussing the rights of securities fraud claimants and class action plaintiffs in a Chapter 11 context and on the interplay between bankruptcy law and product liability litigation.