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Washington University School of Law, J.D.

Yale University, B.A., cum laude


New York
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Shaya Rochester
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6037
FAX: +1 212 697 1559

Mr. Rochester is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency group.  He has substantial experience in a broad range of domestic and international corporate restructurings, including pre-packaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, DIP and exit financings, bankruptcy litigation and Section 363 sales.  He advises official and informal creditors' committees, corporate debtors, indenture trustees, bondholders, banks and bank agents, distressed investors, asset purchasers, defendants in avoidance actions, liquidation trustees and other strategic parties in large corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.  He provides risk management and bankruptcy counsel to clients in a wide array of industries, including energy, entertainment and media, manufacturing, financial services, aviation, tobacco and telecommunications.

Legal 500 USA has recognized Mr. Rochester for his role in Curtis’ restructuring practice, with clients praising him as a “diligent” advisor who can “always be relied on to provide considered and sensible advice.”


U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York


The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Bankruptcy Institute


Legal 500 USA – recommended practitioner for U.S. restructuring, 2017.


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