James H. Burbage is an associate in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department in New York. Jim represents both debtors and creditors in large, complex, chapter 11 cases and out of court restructurings. Jim also regularly represents ad hoc groups comprised of hedge funds, commercial banks and other sophisticated investors. Jim serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee. He is a participant in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ 2023 Next Generation Program and was selected in 2021 as a member of the inaugural class of the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee’s 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award.


  • Contributor to the LexisNexis Practitioner’s Guide to Chapter 15 Bankruptcies, an extensive chapter in the Lexis Bankruptcy Portal

Jim’s selected significant matters include:

  • Scandinavian Airlines: Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • Paper Source Inc.: Debtors’ counsel in the successful chapter 11 sale of the company’s assets and business operations to Elliott Investment Management, a transaction named “Consumer Staples Deal of the Year” at the 2021 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Carlson Travel, Inc.: Counsel to Exit Financing Lenders
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of Subrogation Claim Holders
  • Southcross Energy Partners, L.P: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of Term Loan Lenders
  • Claire’s Stores, Inc.: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders
  • Title III Case of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, et al.: Counsel to COFINA Agent
  • Illinois Power Generating Co.: Counsel to Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders



Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2015 Georgetown University, B.A., 2011

Bar Admissions

New York, 2016

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2016 United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2016