Samuel (Sam) Newman has joined Sidley Austin’s global Restructuring group as a partner in the Los Angeles office. He was previously a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

“While Sam will continue to live in Los Angeles, he will operate as an integrated member of our world class Restructuring practice in national and cross-border matters,” said James F. Conlan, leader of Sidley’s global Restructuring group and member of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “Along with me and other Sidley restructuring partners, Sam will lead in matters where clients face mission-altering challenges and opportunities relating to their obligations, financial and otherwise.”

“Sidley’s leading Restructuring and M&A practices are mutually reinforcing and complementary, and serve as the platform on which Mr. Newman will now operate,” said Dan Clivner, managing partner of the Greater Los Angeles offices and member of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “Sam has demonstrated the kind of dedication and excellence our clients have come to expect from Sidley for matters critical to their life cycle.”

Sidley’s Restructuring practice has 60 restructuring and insolvency lawyers operating across the global law firm. Another 120 lawyers from other disciplines assist the Sidley restructuring and insolvency lawyers in some of the biggest restructuring matters in the world, most often as lead counsel for the company/debtor.