Joel W. Millar is a special counsel in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2000. Mr. Millar focuses his practice on business bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including related litigation and transactions.


Mr. Millar has represented Chapter 11 debtors, creditors, shareholders, and other parties in interest in all stages of bankruptcy proceedings, from pre-bankruptcy planning and counseling through plan confirmation proceedings and post-confirmation work.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Millar worked as an associate on a range of securities, litigation, and bankruptcy matters in New York.


Recent Highlights

Mr. Millar represented the debtors in a Chapter 11 case of a provider of Internet access and web hosting services with approximately $4 billion in debt that liquidated most of its assets, resolved several litigations and confirmed a liquidating plan of reorganization with meaningful recoveries for unsecured creditors within a year of the filing. Mr. Millar continues to work on this case in the post-confirmation wind down process. He has also represented a major telecommunications company in several recent telecommunications bankruptcy cases and related litigation.


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  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1996

      cum laude Executive Director, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • BA, University of Florida, 1993

      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Anita B. Brody, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996 - 1997