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Cole Harlan

Associate, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6950
Fax: 1(212) 752-2660


Cole Harlan is an associate in the Financial Restructuring group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on distressed mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and bankruptcy. He represents large institutional investors, public and private companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, banks, ad hoc committees, official creditor committees and lenders in the structuring, negotiation, financing, and implementation of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and workouts, in both in-court and out-of-court transactions.


  • Turnaround Management Association, 2021 Turnaround of the Year: Mid-Size Company for American Addiction Centers


  • University of Arizona James E. Rodgers School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • University of Georgia, B.S., 2014


  • WeWork (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Core Scientific (Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders)
  • Steward Health Care (ABL)
  • American Industrial Partners (“AIP”) (represented AIP as the largest secured debt holder and stalking horse purchase in connection with the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Strike LLC through a 363 Chapter 11 Sale Process)
  • Global Brands Group, Inc. (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • AAC Holdings, Inc. (Ad Hoc Group of Term Loan Lenders)
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp. (Ad Hoc Group of Term Loan Lenders)
  • Chaparral Energy (Ad Hoc Group of Secured Lenders)
  • EP Energy (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • Bouchard Transportation (Largest Secured Creditor and Stalking Horse Purchaser)
  • The McClatchy Company (Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors)
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. (Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders)

Practice Areas


Financial Restructuring




New York Bar

Texas Bar


The University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. 2017

University of Georgia, B.S. 2014

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