Abid Qureshi

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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New York 10036 NY US

Abid Qureshi is a dedicated financial restructuring litigator, giving him comprehensive experience in virtually every issue that arises in the course of a complex restructuring. Abid has litigated the most complex, cutting-edge issues in the highest-profile Chapter 11 cases, and he also has extensive experience in cross-border insolvencies and Chapter 15 proceedings.

Abid’s recent litigations include:

  • Contested plan confirmation proceedings
  • Valuation disputes
  • Cram-down disputes
  • Make-whole and no-call claims
  • Fraudulent transfer and preference
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Fraudulent transfer claims
  • Asset sales
  • Valuation proceedings.

Abid is a frequent speaker at major financial restructuring and distressed investments industry events.


  • Leads litigation teams in hotly contested proceedings, including First Energy Solutions Corp.; Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; and Seadrill Limited.
  • Represents debtors, creditors, bondholders, hedge funds, institutional investors, and ad hoc and official creditors’ committees.
  • Advises on the full range of complex financial restructuring litigation in bankruptcy and appellate courts.

Representative Work:

  • Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for a diffuse group of first lien lenders in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Avaya, Inc.
  • On behalf of a group of creditors of Norske Skog, a Norwegian issuer, successfully enjoined an exchange offer in New York state court. This is the first known time in which a European exchange offer was successfully challenged and enjoined in U.S. court.
  • Representing Momentive Performance Materials in precedent-setting bankruptcy court and appellate litigation involving make-whole and cram-down interest rate issues.
  • Advising debtor FirstEnergy Solutions in successfully securing bankruptcy court approval for a multibillion-dollar settlement of intercompany claims.


  • German


  • LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, with merit, 1996
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 1994
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, with highest honors, 1991

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Solicitor, England and Wales


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