Michael S. Etkin

Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Michael S. Etkin

Michael S. Etkin

Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Biography

A senior bankruptcy practitioner and 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," "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 proceedings, including cross-border insolvencies such as Performance Sports Group, Adeptus Health, Novation/NovaStar, SandRidge Energy, Lehman Brothers, Nortel, and SFX Entertainment, among others. 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.

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Number of Awards

10

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Chairman at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Co-Chair, Corporate Finance & Securities Practice at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner Co-Chair, Fund Regulatory & Compliance at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner Chair, Insurance Recovery Group, Member, Executive Board at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner & Chair, Lending & Finance Practice at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner Chair, Tax Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner General Counsel Chair, Employment Practice at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner Managing Partner, Palo Alto at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Chief Financial Officer at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Co-Chair, Class Action & Derivative Litigation Practice at Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Education
Class of 1978

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world.

Class of 1975

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

Memberships
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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New Jersey. In June 1899, 74 attorneys launched NJSBA in Atlantic City; annual dues were $5.00.[2] Within the next decade, the Canon of Ethics was adopted by the NJSBA and the Committee on Law Reform, aimed at improving the practice of law and administration of justice in NJ, was formed. Over the years, NJSBA supported the establishment of a Judicial Council to study the problem of an increase in court cases, the replacement of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals with a Supreme Court, and the repeal of Prohibition. In 1945, NJSBA developed refresher courses for attorneys returning from service in World War II, the forerunner of today's practice of Continuing Legal Education. In the 1980s, paralegals, law office administrators and other non-lawyers were welcomed into NJSBA as associate members. NJSBA supports 37 practice-oriented sections to support a diverse spectrum of law practice. NJSBA is the publisher of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. It shares New Jersey Law Center with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.

Career History
Partner
Current

Lowenstein Sandler PC is a law firm headquartered in Roseland, NJ. It offers services in the fields of bankruptcy, financial reorganization, creditors’ rights, corporate law, employment & labor, employee benefits, executive compensation, litigation, and real estate. It services the communications, financial services, information technology, investment management, life sciences, media & entertainment, and securities industries. The law firm was founded in 1961.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Lowenstein Sandler PC is a law firm headquartered in Roseland, NJ. It offers services in the fields of bankruptcy, financial reorganization, creditors’ rights, corporate law, employment & labor, employee benefits, executive compensation, litigation, and real estate. It services the communications, financial services, information technology, investment management, life sciences, media & entertainment, and securities industries. The law firm was founded in 1961.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2006

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Representative from New Jersey's 9th Congressional District

$500
2011

Senator from New Jersey

$250
2011

Representative from New Jersey's 9th Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2010
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
2008
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
2008
Court Admission: United States District Court for the Western District of New York
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