Alex Xiao

Zixuan “Alex” Xiao is an associate in the Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office. Alex’s practice includes domestic and cross-border corporate restructuring, distressed financing, and distressed M&A. In addition, Alex has worked on private equity and capital markets matters.

Alex received his B.A. magna cum laude from Brandeis University and received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. During law school he served as a policy fellow at the Office of the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Steven Tiscione of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Alex is a co-author of “Confirming the Obvious: Why Antique Chinese Bonds Should Remain Antique,” 16 U. Pa. Asian L. Rev. 472 (2021).

Alex has been a member of teams representing debtors and creditors in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:

Company-side Experience:

  • Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. and its affiliates, one of the nation’s premier clothing retailers, in their chapter 11 cases.

Creditor-side Experience:

  • National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation/MBIA, a leading municipal insurer, in relation to all legal aspects arising from National’s approximately $3.8 billion exposure to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and instrumentalities, including representation in the cases commenced under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act by the Commonwealth, Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (a/k/a COFINA), Highway and Transportation Authority, and Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.