Mr. Robert Britton

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Mr. Robert Britton

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY

ROBERT is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring Department and focuses his practice on representing debtors, equity owners, creditor groups and distressed investors in acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases. He has a broad range of experience across a number of industries, including media and communications, airline, retail, automotive, oil and gas, and steel.

Robert is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 and was named in Lawdragon’s inaugural list of “500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers.” He was honored by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) with its 2020 “Transaction of the Year: Large Company” award for his work in the chapter 11 case of Trident USA. He also received widespread praise for his work with the restructuring subcommittee for the board of directors of Sears, leading to him win the “Deal of the Year: Restructuring and Insolvency” for IFLR in 2020.

Robert serves on Paul, Weiss’s Diversity and Technology committees, and sits on the advisory board for ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., for which he has also served as a panelist. He regularly mentors younger colleagues at the firm and has published articles in the ABI Journal, Harvard Business Law Review, Bloomberg Law Reports, New York Law Journal and The Bankruptcy Strategist.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law