Mr. Matthew Warren
EDUCATION:J.D., Summa Cum Laude
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Summa Cum Laude
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
MATT is a finance partner and advises clients on restructuring matters, with a particular emphasis on distressed-debt and insolvency issues. He represents lenders and bondholders, as well as companies, in connection with restructuring and insolvency-related matters. Specifically, he helps clients navigate distressed-credit scenarios, including default planning and response strategies; out-of-court restructurings, including exchange offers, debt-to-equity conversions and rescue financing; chapter 11 proceedings, including prepackaged, prearranged and free-fall bankruptcies; distressed acquisitions; debtor-in-possession financings; and cross-border bankruptcies.
Matt has been recognized for his work in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers USA for 2019, and Turnarounds & Workouts named him a 2018 Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer. He is an ABI member and an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at the DePaul College of Law, and he regularly speaks and writes on bankruptcy topics.
Matt has actively sought mentoring opportunities, both as part of formal programs and informally, and feels an obligation to pass along his own mentoring experience to others. He led the first-generation professionals group at his prior firm and has plans to form one for his current firm. He also has served as a judge for the “Do the Write Thing Challenge Program,” and he has coached both kids clubs and high school wrestling teams.