Thomas J. Curtin

Thomas J. Curtin: Attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Tom Curtin, an associate in Cadwalader's New York office, focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy litigation, distressed municipal finance, and financial restructuring. He has represented creditors, investors, and interested parties in chapter 9 and 11 cases, as well as in out of court municipal and corporate restructurings. Tom has recently represented creditors in the restructurings of the City of Detroit, Energy Future Holdings Corp., Jefferson County, Gridway Energy Holdings, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, and Edison Mission Energy, among others. Tom is also advising a monoline insurer in the potential restructuring of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its public agencies, including the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

Tom has been recognized as a key individual in the municipal bankruptcy field in the 2014 and 2015 US editions of Legal500, and in 2015 and 2016, was also named as a Rising Star in the New York edition of Super Lawyers.

He is a frequent author on a variety of restructuring topics and his work has been published in the New York Law Journal, Law 360, The Journal of Law & Policy, and Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law. Tom received his B.A., cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy.

Tom is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

News & Resources


News Releases

• Cadwalader Represents Largest Insurer of Puerto Rico Bond Debt in Historic Restructuring

May 09, 2017


• Cadwalader Named Law Firm of the Year by Risk Magazine

Jan 28, 2016


Clients & Friends Memos

• Delaware Bankruptcy Court Rules TCEH First Lien Distributions Are Governed by the Bankruptcy Code, Not by Intercreditor Agreement Waterfall

Mar 21, 2016


• TCEH Bankruptcy: SDNY Transfers Delaware Trust Company v. Wilmington Trust N.A. Intercreditor Dispute to Delaware Bankruptcy Court, Reaffirming Broad View of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction

Nov 05, 2015

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Distressed Municipal Finance
  • Financial Restructuring

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 504 6063  Phone
212 504 6666  Fax
University Attended:
Fordham University, B.A., cum laude, with honors, 2008
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., with honors, 2011
Year of First admission:
2012, New York

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