Thomas J. Curtin 

Special Counsel – New York
T.+1 212 504 6063
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Tom Curtin, a special counsel in Cadwalader's New York office, focuses his practice in financial restructuring and bankruptcy, including bankruptcy litigation and distressed municipal finance. He has represented creditors, investors and interested parties in chapter 9 and 11 cases, as well as in litigation arising from intercreditor and subordination agreements. Tom is representing a monoline insurer in cases pending under Title III of PROMESA for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and certain of its instrumentalities, including the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA) and the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (HTA). Tom has also represented creditors in restructuring proceedings for Energy Future Holdings Corp.; Zohar II and III; Caesars Entertainment Operating Company; Gridway Energy Holdings; City of Detroit, Michigan; Jefferson County, Alabama; and Edison Mission Energy, among others. 

From 2015-2019, Tom has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in the New York edition of Super Lawyers, and he has also been recognized as a key individual in the municipal bankruptcy field in the U.S. edition of Legal500.

Tom has authored articles on a variety of restructuring topics and his work has been published in the New York Law JournalLaw 360the Journal of Law & Policy, the Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable and Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law. Tom received his B.A., cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy.

Tom is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.



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Thomas J. Curtin 


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York


  • Brooklyn Law School
    J.D., 2011, with honors
  • Fordham University
    B.A., 2008, with honors