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Michael L. Cook


Current Position

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
New York, NY 10022

Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Second


Columbia University, A.B. (1965)
New York University School of Law, J.D. (1968)

Professional Career

Of Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (2000-2016)
Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law (1975-01)
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (1980-00)
Associate & Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (1970-80)
Lecturer, Business Law, City University of New York (Herbert H. Lehman College) (1968-70)


American Bar Foundation, Fellow
American Bar Association, Chair, Creditors' Rights Litigation Committee (1976-81)
American College of Bankruptcy, Director and Chair, Pro Bono Committee (2008-10); Chair, Board of Regents (2010-12); President (2012-14); Chair (2014-16)
American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, Director (2008-14)
Columbia University Undergraduate Campaign Council (2011-14)
Association of the Bar, City of New York
Federal Bar Council
New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Former Chair, Steering Committee (2005-08)
Columbia College Alumni Association, Former Director; Vice-President (1995-2010)
Lawyers Alliance for New York, Former Chair and Director (1996-01); Member, Board of Advisors (2011-)
Goddard Riverside Community Center, Former Director (1995-2000)
Society of Columbia Graduates, Former Director (1993-96)


Bankruptcy Litigation Manual 2019 2015-16 rev. ed. Lead Editor
Collier on Bankruptcy (2001) ("Preferences"; "Fraudulent Transfers") Contributing author
Collier Bankruptcy Guide ("Appeals") 2015 Contributing author
Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Protection & Bankruptcy, 1997 Co-author (3d rev.)
Bankruptcy Strategist; Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law Board of Editors
Numerous other articles in American Bankruptcy Law Journal; Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law; New York University Law Review; South Carolina Law Review; Houston Law Review; New York Law Journal and elsewhere.