David Cohen

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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5th Avenue 767
New York 10153 NY US

David J. Cohen is an associate in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office. Mr. Cohen’s practice includes domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, distressed financing and distressed M&A.

Mr. Cohen has been a member of teams representing debtors, secured lenders and other creditors in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:

  • Representing nuclear power company Westinghouse Electric Company in its ongoing chapter 11 cases
  • Representing international retail clothing company Aéropostale in connection with its chapter 11 cases and its proceeding under Canada’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Representing Canadian steel giant Essar Steel Algoma in connection with its chapter 15 cases and proceedings under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and as a creditor in the chapter 11 cases of its affiliate, Essar Minnesota
  • Representing U.S. sporting goods retailer Golfsmith in connection with its chapter 11 cases and the related CCAA proceedings of its Canadian affiliates operating as Golf Town
  • Representing certain prepetition lenders in connection with the chapter 11 cases and CCAA proceedings of Performance Sports Group, owner of iconic sporting good brands Bauer and Easton
  • Representing Paragon Offshore in connection with its chapter 11 cases
  • Representing Lehman Brothers Holdings with certain post-confirmation matters in its historic bankruptcy cases

Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Cohen worked in public policy for the Government of Ontario and worked at a full-service law firm in Toronto where he was a member of teams that worked on a number of restructurings of large Canadian companies under the CCAA, including Nortel Networks, Target Canada, and Connacher Oil & Gas.


  • New York State
  • Southern District New York


  • University of Guelph (B.Comm, with honours, 2009)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D., 2014)


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