Jayme Goldstein is Co-Chair of the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. Mr. Goldstein has significant experience in advising ad hoc groups of hedge funds, private equity funds, banks, large investment managers, and other financial institutions in complex in-court and out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

Focusing on matters that require deep knowledge of corporate finance, capital markets, and litigation, Mr. Goldstein has played an integral role in some of the largest restructuring and bankruptcy matters in the country.


  • Benchmark Litigation, "Litigation Star"
  • Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers Global: Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite
  • Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • IFLR1000: Americas Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings, "Highly Regarded"
  • The Legal 500, Nationally Recommended
  • The M&A Advisor’s "40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards," Legal Advisor Category
  • New York Law Journal, "Distinguished Leader"
  • Super Lawyers, "Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney"
  • Turnarounds & Workouts, "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer"
  • Turnaround & Workouts, "Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer"


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2002
    • Associate Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • Brown University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1999
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • 21st Century Oncology, Inc. (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group)
  • Aceto (official committee of unsecured creditors)
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • Appvion, Inc. (ad hoc group of second lien noteholders)
  • Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation (secured lender)
  • Checkers (ad hoc group of senior lenders)
  • China Medical Technologies, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • Diamond Sports Group (ad hoc group of crossholders)
  • Empire Generating Co. (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Foresight Energy LLC (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • GC Services (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (ad hoc convertible bondholder group)
  • Halcón Resources Corporation (indenture trustee)
  • Harland Clarke (ad hoc group of secured noteholders)
  • iHeartMedia, Inc. (indenture trustee)
  • Interactive Health Services (ad hoc group of second lien lenders)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc bondholder group)
  • LightSquared, Inc. (secured lender)
  • Motorsports Aftermarket Group (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Murray Metallurgical Coal Holdings (DIP/secured lender)
  • OnCure Medical (ad hoc bondholder group and DIP lenders)
  • Output Services Group (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Panda Liberty (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Panda Patriot (ad hoc term lender group)
  • Pipeline Health (prepetition equity holder and term lender)
  • Quotient Limited (debtor)
  • Travelport (ad hoc term lender group)
  • United Road Services (ad hoc group of lenders)

Engagement & Publications

Mr. Goldstein has written a number of articles covering issues present in the distressed marketplace. Recent publications include:

  • “Aurelius Decision: Creditors of an Insolvent Texas Company Can’t Sue Directors Until After It’s Too Late,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
  • “‘Allied’ May Expand Circumstances for Reopening a Bankruptcy Auction,” New York Law Journal
  • “Post-Petition Lock-Up Agreements and Designation Standards Clarified,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • “Circus & Eldorado Joint Venture: Court Rules on ‘Bad Faith’ for Vote Designation,” New York Law Journal

Speeches and Events

  • “Seminar Series: CLO Restructuring,” European Leveraged Finance Association
  • "Collateral Disputes: Experts Weigh In on Recent Transactions," American Bankruptcy Institute
  • “Restructuring Dynamics When Hedge Funds and Private Equity ‘Liens In,’” Distressed Investing Conference, Turnarounds & Workouts
  • “Current Industry Trends/Industries to Watch,” Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring
  • “Canadian and U.S. Issues in Cross-Border Financing Transactions,” Ontario-New York Legal Summit, Toronto
  • “The Pros and Cons of Offshore Centres – Warning Signs of Hedge Fund Failures,” American Bar Association Conference, Grand Cayman
  • “Current Restructuring, Liquidation and Litigation Issues,” Campbells Cayman Fund Focus Conference, Grand Cayman


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Bankruptcy Committee

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring




New York Bar


Cornell Law School, J.D. 2002

Brown University, B.A. 1999

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