July 17, 2017
Weil Business Finance & Restructuring partner Sunny Singh has been named one of Law360’s 2017 “Rising Stars” for Bankruptcy in recognition of his work advising on several notable bankruptcies and restructurings in recent years, including those of Lehman Brothers, J. Crew and Fairway Market.
Law360’s profile article highlighted his role advising Lehman Brothers as the biggest case of his career, and noted that Mr. Singh started at Weil the same week that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The situation allowed him the opportunity to work with some of the sharpest minds in the field on complex issues on a massive scale, Mr. Singh noted.
It went on to state that Mr. Singh became interested in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring after he took a law school course under professor Alan Resnick, a now-deceased pillar in bankruptcy law and academia who mentored Mr. Singh. “I had no interest in bankruptcy before that course and at the end of those couple of months I knew all I wanted to do was become a bankruptcy lawyer, so I pursued that,” Mr. Singh commented.
With regard to advice he would provide young attorneys, Mr. Singh highlighted the importance of mentors: “The main thing I would say is find a good mentor. I've been fortunate, and I don't know if this happened by accident or just by pure luck, but I've been fortunate to have some of the greatest mentors along the way.”
A team of Law360 editors selected the 2017 Rising Stars winners after reviewing more than 1,200 submissions. Mr. Singh is among the attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.
Weil was also named a 2016 Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year by Law360. Weil is the only law firm to have received the Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year honor every year since the inception of the award seven years ago