Caplin & Drysdale


“Smart, sophisticated and can handle matters of the greatest complexity.” Client Commentary, Chambers USA

For over 30 years, Caplin & Drysdale's bankruptcy litigation practice has protected the rights of creditors in courts throughout the United States. We are regularly retained in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases to analyze and resolve high-profile, complex and cutting-edge disputes. From the unique to the routine, our practice encompasses the full range of issues potentially affecting creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. View our brochure and visit this link to learn more about our International Insolvency practice.


Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Jonathan Black, George O'Connor, and Sarah Racicot
September 25, 2019
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Listed as "Best Lawyers In America"
August 15, 2019
Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Nathaniel Miller
April 30, 2019
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized Once Again by Chambers USA
April 25, 2019
Super Lawyers® Recognizes 22 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys in D.C.
April 22, 2019
Caplin & Drysdale Earns 11 Tier 1 Practice-Area Rankings in Ninth Edition of U.S. News – Best Law Firms®
November 1, 2018
Law360 Quotes Kevin Maclay: PG&E Fire Liability Has California Considering Chapter 11 Alternative
August 17, 2018
Caplin & Drysdale Improves Ranking in 2019 "Best Lawyers in America"
August 15, 2018
VIDEO: Jeffrey Liesemer Featured in IR Global Interview on U.S. Insolvency Practices and Procedures
July 18, 2018
Chambers USA Recognizes 10 Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers as "Leaders in Their Fields"
May 3, 2018
18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in D.C.
April 23, 2018
Caplin & Drysdale Litigators "Recommended" in 2018 Benchmark Litigation
November 28, 2017
Tier 1 Rankings for Caplin & Drysdale's Legal Services in 2018 U.S. News – Best Law Firms' List
November 1, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Caroline Parke
September 9, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Ranking in 2018 "Best Lawyers in America"
August 15, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Improve Their 2017 Chambers' Rankings
June 2, 2017
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Listed Among D.C.'s Most Prominent Practitioners
April 27, 2017
Northern Virginia Magazine Names Beth Kaufman and Jeffrey Liesemer "Top Lawyers" for 2016
November 22, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale's Core Legal Services Earn Tier 1 Rankings in "Best Law Firms" for 2017
November 2, 2016
Clients and Peers Recommend 4 Caplin & Drysdale Litigators in 2016 Benchmark Litigation
October 3, 2016
Best Lawyers in America Lists 18 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
August 15, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Listed Among "Above the Law's" Top Law Firm Bankruptcy Practices
June 23, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Listed Among Top Lawyers for Tax, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Political Law
June 1, 2016
Jeffrey Liesemer Comments on Federal Court Clashes
May 13, 2016
Super Lawyers Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers from Several Practice Areas
April 26, 2016
Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter Quotes Elihu Inselbuch's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
March 7, 2016
Mealey's Litigation Report Quotes Elihu Inselbuch's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
February 17, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Quotes Elihu Inselbuch's Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
February 4, 2016
Elihu Inselbuch Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Transparency of Asbestos Trusts
February 3, 2016
Caplin & Drysdale Promotes Attorneys in D.C. and New York
February 1, 2016
Washingtonian Names Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among Washington's Top Lawyers
November 19, 2015
U.S. News & World Report Lists Caplin & Drysdale in "Best Law Firms" for 2016
November 2, 2015
Benchmark Litigation Lists Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group for Sixth Consecutive
October 2, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale Named Top Tier Firm for Tax Controversy
June 8, 2015
Clients and Peers Distinguish Caplin & Drysdale in Chambers' Rankings
May 19, 2015
Super Lawyers Lists Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers
April 23, 2015
Elihu Inselbuch Advocates for the Rights of Asbestos Victims
February 4, 2015
Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group Earns Listing in 2015 Benchmark Litigation
November 10, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Receives High Rankings from 2015 U.S. News-Best Law Firms
November 4, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers Ranking
August 21, 2014
With Its Founders, Caplin & Drysdale Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence
July 23, 2014
Clients and Peers Recommend Caplin & Drysdale in 2014 Legal 500 Ranking
July 1, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Earns Top Honors in 2014 Chambers USA
May 28, 2014
The Washington Post Lists Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Among the Top Attorneys in D.C.
April 30, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale Strengthens Global Tax and Litigation Services
January 8, 2014
Caplin & Drysdale's Complex Litigation Group Listed as Highly Recommended by Benchmark Litigation
October 28, 2013
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Achieve Best Lawyers in America Ranking
October 21, 2013
The Legal 500 Recommends Caplin & Drysdale As a Leading Firm For 2013
June 3, 2013
14 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2013
May 29, 2013
Super Lawyers Lists Nineteen Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
April 29, 2013
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Recognized by Peers in Best Lawyers in America
March 18, 2013
U.S. News Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale With Top Ranking
November 8, 2012
Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2012 Top Rankings
June 12, 2012
Benchmark Litigation Recommends Caplin & Drysdale, Names Three Attorneys as "Litigation Stars"
November 15, 2011
The Best Lawyers in America Ranks 19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
September 1, 2011
Chambers and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2011 Top Rankings
June 16, 2011
University of Virginia Renames the Daniel Caplin Professorship in Law to the Mortimer M. Caplin Professorship in Law
August 18, 2010
19 Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
August 4, 2010
Chambers USA and Legal 500 Recognize Caplin & Drysdale in 2010 Top Rankings
June 15, 2010
Caplin & Drysdale Raises Three Attorneys to Membership in the Firm, Underscoring its Commitment to Creditors' Rights and Complex Financial Litigation
February 1, 2010
Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes Eight Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as ‘America's Leading Lawyers'
June 15, 2009
European Insolvency Law Struggles to Get Ahead of Soaring Defaults
May 26, 2009
Chained to the Drawing Board
May 1, 2009
Super Lawyers Recognizes Nine Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys in Five Practice Areas
March 27, 2009



SDNY Distinguishes Supreme Court, Holds Tribune Company's Leveraged Buyout Falls Within Section 546(e) Safe Harbor Provision
August 20, 2019
Garvin and its Aftermath: The Ninth Circuit Upholds a Bankruptcy Plan Contemplating Income From a Cannabis-Related Source and Several Bankruptcy Courts Quickly Weigh In
July 8, 2019
Supreme Court Alert: The Court Holds That Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants Cannot Remove Cases to Federal Court
June 6, 2019
Supreme Court Alert: A Divided Court Holds that Under the Federal Arbitration Act an Ambiguous Agreement Cannot Provide a Basis for Compelling Class Arbitration
May 1, 2019
Ex-NFL Player's Future Concussion Settlement Payments are Protected from Creditors in Bankruptcy
April 25, 2019
Recent Sixth Circuit Decision Clarifies Appealability of Bankruptcy Court Orders
December 11, 2018
Limiting Liabilities: Structuring Holding Companies to Withstand Insolvency
September 27, 2018
Current Issues in Chapter 15 Discovery
August 24, 2018
SDNY Bankruptcy Court Enters Final Default Judgments Against Properly Served Foreign Defendants
August 22, 2018
Second Circuit Holds Arbitration of Alleged Violation of Discharge Injunction Conflicts with Purposes of Bankruptcy Code
June 29, 2018
How Will Section 546(e) Apply to Public Securities Transactions in Wake of Merit Management?
May 25, 2018
There's No Elephant in This Mousehole: The Supreme Court Upholds State Court Jurisdiction Over Class Actions Brought Under the Securities Act of 1933
May 18, 2018
Is "Per Debtor" Better? Cases Analyzing Cramdown and Substantive Consolidation Reflect Ongoing Debate About Creditor Protections in Multi-Debtor Bankruptcies
April 19, 2018
Supreme Court Alert: The Court Provides Additional Guidance on the Appropriate Level of Review of Determinations of Mixed Questions of Law and Fact by the Bankruptcy Court
March 19, 2018
Narrower Harbors: Supreme Court Holds that § 546(e) Securities Safe Harbor Does Not Protect Transfers in Which Financial Institution Is Only a Conduit
March 16, 2018
The First Circuit Joins Several Other Circuit Courts in Finding That Creditors' Committees Have an Unconditional Right to Intervene in Adversary Proceedings
March 13, 2018
Following The Money: Trends in Cross-Border Asset Recovery
March 6, 2018
First Circuit Finds Creditors' Committees Have Unconditional Right to Intervene in Adversary Proceedings
February 9, 2018
The First Circuit Joins Several Other Circuit Courts in Finding That Creditors' Committees Have an Unconditional Right to Intervene in Adversary Proceedings
January 23, 2018
Supreme Court to Consider Statutory Safe Harbor for Debtors' Pre-Petition Securities Transactions
September 29, 2017
"Free and Clear" Bankruptcy Sale Orders and State Law Successor Liability Claims: The Overlooked Question of Preemption
August 31, 2017
Avoiding the Voidable: Assessing Global Insolvency Practices and Processes
August 21, 2017
Chapter 15 at 11: Threshold Requirements for Recognition
March 24, 2017
"Free And Clear" Bankruptcy Sales and Successor Liability in the United States
March 16, 2017
Chapter 15 at 11: Chapter 15 Provides Provisional Relief in Hanjin Shipping
January 6, 2017
Chapter 15 at 11: Bankruptcy Code's Cross-Border Insolvency Law Approaches 11th Anniversary
September 30, 2016
The Continuing Irony of "Tort Reform"
September 14, 2016
Supreme Court to Review Priority-Skipping Settlement and Structured Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case
August 5, 2016
Supreme Court Nixes Puerto Rico Insolvency Law, but Congress Legislates New Path
July 22, 2016
Delaware Bankruptcy Court Reaffirms the Viability of Class Proofs of Claim in PacSun Bankruptcy
July 18, 2016
Do Bankruptcy Code Clawback Provisions Reach Transactions Occurring in Other Countries?
June 17, 2016
Court Holds that Bankruptcy Code Pre-Empts State Laws Invoked by Creditors to Avoid LBO Payments
May 6, 2016
Products Liability Plaintiffs Prevented From Seeking Recovery Against New GM Because the Bankruptcy Court Found Their Claims Were Not Assumed by New GM
April 26, 2016
Seventh Circuit Rules on Authority to Temporarily Stay Non-Debtor Litigation
March 25, 2016
Second Circuit Determines that Argentine Central Bank is Not Alter Ego of Argentina
March 11, 2016
First Circuit Decision Fails to Relieve Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis
October 16, 2015
A Critique Of RAND's Three Reports On Asbestos Trusts And Asbestos Litigation
September 25, 2015
Supreme Court: Decisions Denying Plan Confirmation Not Appealable as of Right
August 7, 2015
Fairfield Sentry and the Limits of Comity in Chapter 15 Cases
July 1, 2015
Supreme Court Rejects Stripping-Off of Underwater Mortgages in Bankruptcy
June 26, 2015
Wellness International: Litigants May Consent to Adjudication by Bankruptcy Courts
June 19, 2015
Supreme Court Considers Junior Liens on 'Underwater' Property
May 22, 2015
Fairfield Sentry and the Limits of Comity in Chapter 15 Cases
March 20, 2015
Appeal Court Expands Stockbroker Defence to Non-Securities Transactions
December 19, 2014
GM Tests the Limits of Liability Post-Bankruptcy
November 17, 2014
Changes to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act Approved
October 10, 2014
Supreme Court on Powers of Bankruptcy Courts After Stern
September 26, 2014
Third Circuit Rules Failure to Appeal Leaves Union and its Retirees Without a Remedy
September 9, 2014
Litigation Claimants Get a Second Chance in Bankruptcy Appeal
July 25, 2014
Clearing Up the False Premises Underlying the Push for Asbestos Trust 'Transparency'
June 30, 2014
Limitations on Corporation's Ability to Free Itself from Legacy Liabilities
June 20, 2014
Creditor Standing to Bring Third-Party Actions Outside Bankruptcy Proceedings
May 23, 2014
Jurisdictional Limits on Recognition of Foreign Non-Debtor Releases
May 2, 2014
Enforcing International Arbitration Clauses in Bankruptcy Proceedings
March 21, 2014
Safe Harbour Neither Bars Nor Pre-empts State Law Fraudulent Transfer Claims
February 21, 2014
Supreme Court to Rule on Adjudicatory Authority of Bankruptcy Judges
January 17, 2014
Pre-Bankruptcy LBOs as Fraudulent Transfers
August 1, 2013
Stipulation Limiting Damages Cannot Circumvent CAFA Jurisdiction
March 26, 2013
Foreign Official' Under FCPA: Regal May Be Legal
October 23, 2012
No Oracle Could Have Foreseen Oracle's FCPA Settlement
September 5, 2012
Greece Payments: Smith & Nephew Settles Allegations of Corrupt Payments to Greek Surgeons
February 22, 2012
Making Their Mark: The Supreme Court Clarified and Reshaped Class Action Law in the October 2010 Term
August 1, 2011
United States Supreme Court Holds That Loss Causation Is Not Required to Obtain Class Certification in a Securities Class Action
June 13, 2011
Supreme Court Holds that Agreements with Arbitration Clauses Can Properly Waive Class Action Rights
April 29, 2011
Credit Default Swaps & the Bankrupt Counterparty - Entering the Undiscovered Country
September 25, 2008
Contingent Fees and Tort Reform: A Reassessment and Reality Check
July 1, 2001

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