Asset Recovery Americas
June 25 - 27 2024
The Dupont CircleWashington D.C.

Douglas Spelfogel
Partner at Mayer Brown (USA)


Douglas Spelfogel is a partner at Mayer Brown and co-leader of its Restructuring practice in New York. Doug concentrates his practice on representation of financial institutions, indenture trustee banks, lenders, private equity and hedge funds, creditors and creditors’ committees, landlords, trustees, officers, directors, and debtors in complex financial restructurings, asset sales, workouts, and business reorganizations, often involving multi-billion dollar transactions, both out-of-court and through Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Doug has appeared as counsel of record in over two dozen reported decisions and has served as lead counsel for various parties in national reorganizations and liquidations including JCPenney; Peabody Energy; Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC; FTS International; General Growth Properties, Inc; and American Airlines. He has also represented Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, and fiduciaries in various roles in bankruptcy proceedings, cross-border cases, and bankruptcy-related litigation, including the Special SIPA trustee for the largest Ponzi scheme in US history; indenture trustees and plan trustees in national bankruptcies involving multi-billion dollars of secured and unsecured debt; and an ad hoc creditor group in connection with a billion dollar fraud litigation. Doug’s cases have earned national recognition including accolades for “Restructuring Deal of the Year” among others.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unlikely cases and defendants – strategies to convey the client's case