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Samantha Martin

Of Counsel, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6489
Fax: 1(212) 752-3289


Samantha Martin is Of Counsel in the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. She has significant experience representing debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, ad hoc groups of bondholders and lenders, individual creditors, purchasers and liquidating trustees in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. She also has advised foreign representatives in chapter 15 recognition proceedings.

Ms. Martin currently serves as Communications Manager for the American Bankruptcy Institute's Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee. Samantha also recently served as Board Advisor and Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC NY), a member of the Executive Committee for the International Insolvency Institute NextGen Program and a member of the Red Party Committee for Her Justice.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute's 2021, "40 Under 40"
  • The Legal 500, Nationally recommended
  • Super Lawyers, 2019-2022
  • Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2014-2018
  • The M&A Advisor, 2021 Energy Deal of the Year (over $1B) for EP Energy


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 2007
  • Recipient, Jacob Burns Medal
  • Managing Editor, Cardozo Law Review, 2006-2007
  • B.A., University of Florida, 2004


  • 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. (ad hoc term lender/noteholder group)
  • Appvion, Inc. (ad hoc group of second lien noteholders)
  • Chaparral Energy (ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders)
  • Energy Future Holdings Corp. (official creditors’ committee for TCEH Debtors)
  • EP Energy Corporation (official creditors' committee)
  • Extended Stay Inc. (mezzanine lenders)
  • Fairfield Residential LLC (official creditors’ committee and liquidating trust)
  • Global Brands Group (official creditors' committee)
  • Hovensa L.L.C. (debtor)
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (ad hoc secured crossover group)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers LLC (official creditors’ committee)
  • The McClatchy Company (official creditors' committee)
  • Monitronics International, Inc. (ad hoc group of senior unsecured noteholders)
  • Qimonda, AG (foreign representative in chapter 15)
  • Residential Capital, LLC (debtors)
  • Rhino Energy (DIP lenders, stalking horse bidder)
  • SunEdison, Inc. (special counsel to official creditors’ committee)
  • Walter Energy LLC (official creditors’ committee)

Engagement & Publications

  • Moderator, Women, Influence & Power in Law Virtual Summit, (October 30, 2020)
  • Speaker, Insolvency 2020 Summit, Webinar (October 7, 2020)
  • Moderator, IWIRC NY Program, New York, NY (November 14, 2018)
  • Speaker, III NextGen Program, London, England (June 18, 2017)
  • Speaker, IWIRC at the Shore Conference, Atlantic City, NJ (March 3, 2017)


  • ABI's Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee: Communications Manager, 2021-Present
  • IWIRC NY: Member, 2014-Present; Board Advisor, 2021; Board Co-Chair, 2014-2020
  • International Insolvency Institute NextGen Program: Member, 2014-Present; Executive Committee Member, 2017-2018

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring




New York Bar


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2007

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