SAM NEWMAN is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Sidley’s Restructuring group. Sam represents companies, and their owners, from a variety of industries through in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including Chapter 11 cases. He advises debtors, buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers in transactions involving distressed assets. Sam’s clients include healthcare, automotive, real estate and hospitality companies, as well as financial institutions, including banks, private equity and hedge funds, BDC’s and direct lenders.
Sam has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2009 – 2021) and named in The Best Lawyers in America (2013 – 2022) in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.
“He is extremely creative and consensus-oriented. He helps create a path to resolving complex issues quickly.” and “He is very client-focused.”
Chambers USA 2021
Sam is on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Council of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Board of Governors for the Financial Lawyers Conference. He previously held political and fundraising positions with the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. and served in legislative and policy positions for Senator John Glenn (OH) and Representatives Gary Ackerman (NY) and Rob Andrews (NJ). Sam earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif.