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Joel Moss

Joel Moss


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Seymour Goldstein Labor Law Prize
  • Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude


  • New York
  • California

Joel Moss is Co-Chair of Cahill’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring group, focusing his practice on a wide variety of restructuring-related matters representing banks, trading desks and distressed investment funds in bankruptcies, restructurings, workouts and other special situations. He also has substantial experience regarding financial contract safe harbors.

Joel has been involved in numerous high profile in-court and out of court restructuring, workouts, bankruptcies and financings (including DIP, exit and rescue financings), representing agent banks, ad hoc lender and noteholder groups and direct lenders. Joel also advises clients in mitigating bankruptcy risks in structured finance and derivative transactions. Joel brings a strong mix of both deep technical expertise and practical commercial judgment, reinforced by Joel having previously been the lead lawyer covering all restructuring and bankruptcy matters at Barclays.   

Joel is recognized by The Legal 500 and as a Rising Star by IFLR1000, with clients noting “[Joel’s] former in-house experience means he has ‘a deep and unique understanding of what his bank clients are looking for’.”

Selected Matters

  • Windstream Holding of the Midwest: Represented Ad Hoc Group of noteholders in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Windstream Holdings and its affiliates.*
  • Frontier Communications: Represented Ad Hoc Group of operating company noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Frontier Communications and its affiliates.*
  • Hornblower Cruises: Represented ad hoc group of first lien lenders in connection with super priority financing facilities and related amendments to existing loan documents.*
  • US Shipping: Represented ad hoc group of first lien lenders in connection with exposure under credit agreement.*  
  • Port of Wilmington: Represented ad hoc group of secured noteholders in complex workout.*  
  • CTI Foods: Represented Barclays as provider of DIP and exit financing.*  
  • Ankura Trust: Represented Ankura Trust in chapter 11 cases of Sav a Lot and Joerns Healthcare.*  
  • Seadrill: Represented GLAS as agent in chapter 11 cases.* 
  • Tupperware: Represented ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with senior notes issued by Tupperware Brands Corporation.*
  • RCS Capital Corp. Chapter 11 Cases: Represented Barclays as administrative agent and collateral agent under a first lien facility, DIP financing, exit facility and new second lien facility for RCS Capital Corp.*
  • Westinghouse Electric Company LLC Chapter 11 Cases: Represented numerous purchasers of nuclear power plants in connection with the resolution of over $5 billion in asserted claims relating to the construction of nuclear power plants in China.*
  • Concordia Chapter 11 Cases: Represented GLAS as indenture trustee, administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with the cross-border restructuring of Concordia and its affiliates.*
  • Dynamic Energy Services: Represented agent and ad hoc group of lenders in connection with workout of oil field services company.*
  • AMR Corporation Chapter 11 Cases: Represented Ad Hoc  Group of equity holders in connection with the Chapter 11 case of AMR Corporation.*
  • Medley Capital: Represented Medley in various complex workouts, including workouts utilizing foreclosure under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.*
  • SH 130 Concession Company Chapter 11 Cases: Represented the Federal Highway Administration (TIFIA) as the largest secured lender in the Chapter 11 cases for SH 130 Concession Company.*

*Representation handled prior to joining Cahill.