[The Inside Track is a Debtwire podcast series featuring in depth and intimate conversations with today’s restructuring market leaders. It is a platform upon which guests will share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers guiding distressed companies and municipalities, as well as their constituencies, through the most challenging, complex, comprehensive and sometimes contentious reorganizations around the world. The podcast also addresses issues impacting the current distressed and restructuring landscapes.]
Marshall Huebner, global head of Davis Polk & Wardwell’s restructuring group, still isn’t quite sure when he knew he wanted to become a lawyer. Prior to attending Yale Law School, all roads pointed the now father of four and volunteer EMT toward becoming an emergency room doctor. But law was the road Marshall eventually chose, and the decision was one that set him on a path to participate in some of the most iconic restructurings of the past quarter century, including Delta Airlines, AIG, Lehman UK and Ford Motor Co.
On this episode of The Inside Track, Marshall takes a look back and revisits the highlights of his professional career, as well as reminisces about some of the accidental points, such as his unintentional clerkship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the time his Congressional testimony on airline bankruptcies was overshadowed by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Marshall also offers invaluable advice for the up-and-coming generation of distressed advisors, explaining the structures he’s put in place to obtain a work-life balance and encouraging young professionals to manage their careers as if they are their own brands.
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Richard M. Goldman is a former practicing restructuring and litigation attorney. Prior to joining Debtwire, Richard practiced in the New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Togut, Segal & Segal LLP. He has represented various constituencies, including debtors, official committees, lenders, purchasers and trustees in several high-profile restructurings. To be used for the internal business of the assigned users only. Sharing, distributing or forwarding the entirety or any part of this article in any form to anyone that does not have access under your agreement is strictly prohibited and doing so violates your contract and is considered a breach of copyright. Any unauthorised recipient or distributor of this article is liable to Debtwire for unauthorised use and copyright breach.