Jay M. Goffman

Jay M. Goffman is the Global Leader of Skadden’s Corporate Restructuring Group and a member of Skadden’s Policy Committee. He was named among "The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers" by The National Law Journal in March 2010 and was recognized as one of The American Lawyer’s "Dealmakers of the Year" in April 2011 for his work in restructuring Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (MGM), the largest prepackaged bankruptcy ever completed in under 33 days. In the 2011 Financial Times’ U.S. "Innovative Lawyers" report, Mr. Goffman was named as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the U.S. and recognized as a "pioneer" and a leader in out-of-court and prepackaged restructurings. He also was named one of Law360’s MVPs of 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the bankruptcy category, which recognizes those who have raised the bar in corporate law throughout the year, and was profiled in Turnarounds & Workouts Trends as a "Pioneer of the Pre-Pack" (November 2011). In August 2013, The Deal published an article chronicling Mr. Goffman’s career titled "Jay Be Nimble, Jay Be Quick," summarizing many of his career achievements with a particular focus on his innovation and creativity in leading out-of-court restructurings and Prepacks.