Maurice Horwitz is an associate in Weil’s Business Finance & Restructuring department. Mr. Horwitz represents debtors, creditors, equity holders and other interested parties in all aspects of domestic and international corporate restructurings both in and out of court. Mr. Horwitz frequently represents clients in cross-border restructuring matters, advising on the cross-border implications of domestic restructurings, and on US restructuring options under both chapter 11 and chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Horwitz’s industry experience spans the financial services, manufacturing and technology areas, among others. Mr. Horwitz also advises clients on the treatment of derivatives in bankruptcy, and in the settlement and unwind of complex derivatives transactions in the bankruptcy context. An active member of Weil’s Financial Reform Working Group and Living Wills Task Force, Mr. Horwitz has served as a point of contact on questions relating to the Dodd-Frank Orderly Liquidation Authority and resolution planning, particularly with respect to cross-border and derivatives issues.
Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Samuel L. Bufford at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California from Sept 2007 – Sept 2008. He is a graduate of Princeton University (AB 2000 Magna Cum Laude), the University of California, Berkeley (MA 2004), where he held a Hesperian Fellowship from 2001 to 2004, and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (JD 2007).
Mr. Horwitz has contributed to a number of publications relating to cross-border and other restructuring issues. In 2007, Mr. Horwitz was awarded the Silver Medal in International Insolvency Research from the International Insolvency Institute. He is a native Spanish speaker, is fluent in French and has a good knowledge of Portuguese.