MICHAEL ST. PATRICK BAXTER is a partner of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. He specializes in bankruptcy law and corporate reorganization. He has represented creditors, debtors, and official committees in bankruptcy cases across the United States, and has been involved in many of the major bankruptcy cases in the country, including General Motors, Chrysler, Chemtura, Owens Corning, Congoleum, US Airways, WorldCom, Enron, Armstrong World Industries, and LTV Steel. He has counseled the boards of directors and senior management of companies in corporate restructurings, workouts, and bankruptcy reorganizations.
A graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Baxter is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, and is a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario, Canada. He is a former law clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario.
Mr. Baxter is a member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute. He serves as an adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Baxter is the Chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association and was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.
Mr. Baxter’s prominence as a leading bankruptcy lawyer has been recognized in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING LAWYERS, CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA’S LEADING BUSINESS LAWYERS, and Washington DC Super Lawyers. Mr. Baxter is a contributing editor of NORTON BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PRACTICE 3D and a contributing author of the 1999 ANNUAL SURVEY OF LETTER OF CREDIT LAW & PRACTICE. He has also published extensively in the bankruptcy area and is a frequent lecturer in professional programs.