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Paul Basta


Current Position

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Tel: 212-373-3023
Fax: 212-492-0023

Class: XXIV (2013)Circuit: Second


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. with Honors (1988)
George Washington University. National Law Center, J.D., Order of the Coif (1992)

Professional Career

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (2017-)
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (2006-2017)
Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (1993-2006)


Turnaround Management Association (2010-)
University of Michigan Political Science Advisory Board (2011-)
George Washington University C-Leaf Advisory Board (2011-)


Practitioner's Guide to Prepackaged Bankruptcy: A Primer American Bankruptcy Institute 2011 Co-author
"Methods for Achieving Consensual Restructurings in Today's Environment," American Bankruptcy Institute's 3rd Annual Mid-Level Development Program Oct 28, 2011
"District Court Limits the Right to Credit Bid in Asset Sale Conducted Under Chapter 11 Plan," PLI Jun 11, 2010
New York Law Journal
Daily Bankruptcy Review


Law360, "Bankruptcy MVPs" (2019 & 2012)
Chambers USA, Band 1 Practitioner, New York & Nationwide (2006-)
New York SuperLawyer, (2006-12)
Turnarounds & Workouts, Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer (2008); Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer (2002-03)
Crain's 40 Young Rising Stars (2003)
The Legal 500, Leading Lawyer
IFLR1000, Leading Lawyer (2008-)