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New York University School of Law, J.D.
Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Paris, France

Morehouse College, B.A.
Merrill Scholar, Institute of European Studies, Paris, France


New York
Washington, D.C.
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Lynn P. Harrison III
Chair, Restructuring and Insolvency group
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6199
FAX: +1 212 697 1559

Mr. Harrison is the Chair of Curtis’ Restructuring and Insolvency group. He has extensive experience in insolvency-related matters, including workouts, reorganizations, and liquidations on behalf of debtors, creditors and trustees. Clients include foreign and domestic, public and private corporations, financial institutions, underwriters, and governmental creditors, in chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 15 ancillary proceedings, structured financings, distressed trades, asset and stock sales, and acquisitions. Mr. Harrison led the insolvency aspects of the Firm’s representation of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and its affiliates, the largest and most complex chapter 11 case ever filed. He has also served as trustee in numerous insolvency cases.

Highlights of Mr. Harrison's practice include his key role in the Firm’s representation of a Mexican government development bank, in connection with the insolvency proceedings of Abengoa S.A., the largest energy company in Spain. Mr. Harrison also represents the Insolvency Administrator of a German consumer products producer in regard to the Administrator's chapter 15 cases in the U.S. Past representations include the Italian Extraordinary Administrator of Parmalat S.p.A., a multinational dairy and food conglomerate, in restructuring several of the company’s subsidiaries in the United States and Latin America. Mr. Harrison also counseled the foreign representative of Gruppo Covarra S.A. de C.V., the first successful ancillary proceeding initiated by a “sindico” (a Mexican liquidator) in the United States since the enactment of Mexico's insolvency law, the Ley de Concurso Mercantiles.

Mr. Harrison is a frequent lecturer and writer on international and domestic insolvency issues. He has spoken throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. In 2019, he was invited to participate in the Second Circuit Judicial Conference, where he served on a panel alongside prominent U.S. bankruptcy judges. Mr. Harrison has also been a featured commentator for Forbes Magazine in the United States and Phoenix TV InfoNews Channel in China, and has been quoted by leading industry publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

Legal 500 USA has for many years recognized Mr. Harrison for his role in Curtis’ Restructuring and Insolvency practice. The 2019 edition describes him as a “hardworking star individual,” who leads a “diligent and responsive practice.” In 2014, the guide noted he “combines keen intelligence and high technical knowledge with warm client-handling skills,” and in 2017 was praised by clients as “a very safe pair of hands and a supportive, proactive member of the multi-jurisdictional team.” He is also cited by Chambers USA as a Recognised Practitioner.


U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York


International Insolvency Institute

World Bank Group Insolvency and Creditor-Debtor Regimes Task Force

Inter-Pacific Bar Association

        Insolvency Committee, Vice Chair

        Co-Representative of IPBA to UNCITRAL Spring Sessions of Working Group V at the United Nations

INSOL International

        Educational Co-Chair, 2018 Americas Regional Conference

        Editorial Board Member, INSOL World, 2007-2009

American Bankruptcy Institute

New York State Bar Association


Fellow, INSOL International

Chambers USA – Recognized as a top Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorney in New York

Legal 500 USA – Cited as a top lawyer in the Corporate Restructuring category

Best Lawyers in America© – Peer-selected in the practice area of Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2016-2019

AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

International Lawyers