Robert Winning

Managing Director

Managing Director

Robert Winning advises official committees, debtors, lenders, and acquirers of businesses and assets in distressed situations across industries.  He has worked with clients through roughly 50 complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings, and routinely develops, negotiates, and challenges comprehensive restructuring transactions.

Most recently, Robert was a Partner at AlixPartners, and prior to that he was Special Counsel at Cooley LLP.  Robert takes a unique approach to engagements by leveraging his experience as both an attorney and a financial advisor.

Notable engagements include advising official committees in the chapter 11 cases of GWG Holdings, Chesapeake Energy, Boy Scouts of America, 24 Hour Fitness, Century 21 Department Stores, Claire’s, Republic Metals, Orchard Brands, Radioshack, Mervyn’s, Fusion Connect, Brookstone, Atari, Midway Gold, Marsh Supermarkets, KIT digital, Violin Memory, Pacific Sunwear, Blockbuster, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Deb Shops, Vertis Holdings, and Celadon Trucking, among many others.

Robert has a JD from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2018, he was selected by the American Bar Association for its “Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. He is chair of the Governance and Audit committees of the Board of Commonpoint Queens, a non-profit social services organization that reaches more than 50,000 members of its community each year.