Michael Schneidereit is committed to providing clients with effective representation in high-stakes distressed litigation, complex corporate reorganizations, and bankruptcy proceedings. He has represented creditors and debtors in a wide range of cases including matters relating to the financial, retail, real estate, sports, health care, and oil and gas industries.
Michael recently represented term lenders of J.Crew Group and the litigation trust established by the chapter 11 plan of MF Global in a lawsuit against that company's former officer and also has represented an investment fund in a partnership dispute in California state court involving a real estate development. Prior to joining Jones Day in May 2012, he represented chapter 11 debtors including the Los Angeles Dodgers and California Coastal Communities. He also represented creditors or other parties-in-interest in numerous chapter 11 cases including DBSI, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Hawaii Medical Center, and Namco Capital Group.
Michael is a member of the State Bar of California and has been engaged in several pro bono representations.
Extracting value from leveraged businesses: the case of McLaren and its bondholders, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency
Jumping the line: priming restructuring transactions during the COVID-19 crisis, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
- New York University (LL.M. in Trade Regulation 2005); University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. magna cum laude 2004; Order of the Coif; Senior Production Editor, Hastings Law Journal); University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology 2000)
- New York and California
- Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012-2014)
- Law Clerk to Hon. Haley J. Fromholz, Los Angeles Superior Court (2005-2007)