James Lathrop is an associate in the financial restructuring practice at Goodwin. He started at the firm in 2022. Mr. Lathrop concentrates his legal practice in representing corporate debtors, equity sponsors, secured and unsecured creditors, and committees in bankruptcy matters and out-of-court restructurings. 

In addition to his billable work, Mr. Lathrop participates in the New York State Clemency Project.

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Professional Experience

Mr. Lathrop’s representative matters include:

  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in major pharmaceutical restructuring.*
  • Represented a leading telecommunications provider in its prearranged chapter 11 filing.*
  • Represented a worldwide oil and gas drilling company and certain of its affiliates in connection with their prearranged chapter 11 restructuring.*
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company with their prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring.*
  • Represented an ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders in the restructuring of one of the world’s leading industrial aviation service providers, in connection with the company’s balance sheet and fleet restructuring.*
  • Represented the private equity sponsors in the successful completion of an oil and gas company’s out-of-court recapitalization.*
  • Represented a retailer in their chapter 11 filing, including establishing store closing procedures and a 363 sale process.*
  • Represented an automotive replacement parts supplier in connection with its prepackaged plan of reorganization.*
  • Represented a provider of aftermarket management services for mobile device carriers in connection with its prepackaged restructuring of its term loan indebtedness.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities
Mr. Lathrop is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.






J.D., 2017
Wake Forest University School of Law
Undergraduate Degree, 2011
Bowdoin College


U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, Honorable Mary F. Walrath



New York


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court of Delaware
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