Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade: Jay Goffman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

The National Law Journal

Jay Goffman is co-chairman of the corporate restructuring practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. During the past decade, Goffman has been at the forefront of the rise of prepackaged restructuring plans, or "prepacks." Under those plans, a key group of creditors signs off on a plan ahead of a bankruptcy filing. NLJ associate editor Leigh Jones asked Goffman about the strategic value of prepacks.

See the full list of lawyers honored in The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers.

John Payton, director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is one of the nation's most accomplished civil rights attorneys. Payton spoke with NLJ associate editor Leigh Jones about two important Supreme Court cases he worked on.  One involved affirmative action at the University of Michigan Law School; the other secured key protections for minorities under the Voting Rights Act. 

See the full list of lawyers honored in The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers.

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