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Robin Spigel


Robin has extensive experience representing companies, buyers and sellers and other major creditors in chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings in a variety of industries, including, upstream oil & gas, oilfield services, electric power, pharmaceutical, media, trucking, logistics, and manufacturing.

Robin also represents creditors, landlords and professionals in various distressed company transactions. Robin is a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization and the American Bar Institute. Robin is also a contributing author of Collier on Bankruptcy.


Representative matters

In-Court and Out-of-Court Company Restructuring
Represent international pipeline services company in its non-judicial restructuring of approximately $150 million in secured debt, including through an equity investment and a new secured credit facility.
Griddy Energy LLC, a retail electric provider, representation in connection with its chapter 11 case.*
Upstream oil and gas production company and certain affiliates representation in connection with their non-judicial restructuring.*
Aralez Pharmaceuticals U.S. Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company that acquired, developed and commercialized pharmaceutical products, and its affiliated debtors, representation in connection with their chapter 11 cases, which included multiple sales of the company's assets.*
Technology driven energy services company and certain affiliates represented in connection with in their non-judicial restructuring.*
SquareTwo Financial Corporation, the acquirer, manager and collector of past due commercial accounts, and its affiliated debtors representation in connection with their chapter 11 cases.*
CORE Media Group Inc., an entertainment content company that owns, produces and develops quality programming, and its affiliated debtors representation in their chapter 11 cases.*
K-V Pharmaceutical Company, a specialty branded pharmaceutical marketing company primarily focused on women's health care products, and its affiliated debtors representation in connection with their chapter 11 cases.*

Representative Sale Experience
Purchasers and/or bidders in connection with numerous chapter 11 and chapter 15 cases, including, Sanjel Corporation, Classic Party Rentals, Empire Die Casting, Parmalat USA Corp., Lightwave Communications, Inc., and Burr Wolf, L.P.*

Additional Experience
Secured and unsecured lenders representation in connection with various chapter 11 cases, including, Limetree Bay Services, LLC and Elk Petroleum, Inc.*
*Experience prior to joining Allen & Overy.


Published Work

  • “Getting a handle on social media: new guidance to help companies establish their ownership rights in social media accounts,” Allen & Overy, July 6, 2023
  • "Fifth circuit confirms narrow scope of exculpation provisions in chapter 11 plans" Allen & Overy, September 26, 2022
  • "Crypto-tunities: Transaction strategies in the challenging crypto markets", Allen & Overy update, July 13, 2022
  • "Oh no, where's my crypto? What happens to crypto assets when a custodian fails", Allen & Overy update, June 23, 2022

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Contributing Author, Collier on Bankruptcy
  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization


  • "Recapitalization Deal of the Year," 2023 Turnaround Atlas Awards
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Women in Need, Inc.
  • "Restructuring Deal of the Year," 4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards
  • Out of Court Restructuring of the Year, M&A Advisor 17th Annual Turnaround Awards



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024
Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York
Admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York 


J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1997
B.A., Oberlin College, 1993 
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.