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van der Hahn, Devin

Devin van der Hahn

Associate

devinvanderhahn@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 713-221-7009, Direct Fax: +1 713-221-7100
Houston
Tel: +1 713 221 7000 Fax: +1 713 221 7100

Devin van der Hahn practices bankruptcy and restructuring law in Quinn Emanuel’s Houston Office. Devin’s primary clients include:

  • both secured and unsecured creditors holding debt with various priority positions in their debtors’ capital structure;
  • creditor groups, including ad hoc creditor groups and statutory committees organized in bankruptcy proceedings;
  • companies restructuring their debts or reorganizing their operations; and
  • principals and managers of companies with insolvency concerns.


Devin has particularized experience with representing clients in the oil and gas industry and the structured finance sector. He also has experience representing clients active in the following fields: healthcare, technology, manufacturing, shipping, aviation, gaming, retail, and broadcasting.

Clients call on Devin for his ability to resolve disputes both in an out of the courtroom. Devin brings a diligent, calming force to his negotiations, while asserting his clients’ interests in litigation with thoughtful strategy and unwavering authority.

  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • (LL.M., 2014)
    • First in Class
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • (J.D., 2013)
  • Wake Forest University
  • (B.A., Sociology, 2007)
The State Bar of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 Edition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
  • Qualified Financial Contracts in Bankruptcy, BLOOMBERG LAW: BANKRUPTCY TREATISE (periodically updated)
  • Unitranche Structuring and Insolvency Implications, NORTON JOURNAL OF BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PRACTICE (August 2019)
  • Extraterritoriality Arguments Ruled Extraneous: Second Circuit Permits Trustee to Recover Fraudulent Transfers from Foreign Recipients, Insolvency and restructuring international (August 2019) (co-authored with Joseph J. Wielebinski)
  • Recovery of Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy Cases: a Circuit Split and an Uncertain Shift, NORTON JOURNAL OF BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PRACTICE (April 2018)
  • Survey of Recent Safe Harbor Litigation, NORTON JOURNAL OF BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PRACTICE (February 2018)
  • Recent Trends in Energy Restructurings, Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (Houston Chapter) (presented with Sean B. Davis)
  • Bitcoins in Bankruptcy: Taking a Byte Out of Chapter 11, NORTON JOURNAL OF BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PRACTICE (June 2016)
  • Mediation in Large Chapter 11 Cases, AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE MEDIATION COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER (October 2015) (co-authored with Benjamin D. Feder)
  • Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Jurisdiction, NORTON ANNUAL SURVEY OF BANKRUPTCY LAW (Summer 2014)
  • The Unclear Application of Bullock, ABA COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LITIGATION NEWSLETTER (Winter 2014)
  • Detroit's Pitch for a Pension Pinch, ABA COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LITIGATION NEWSLETTER (Fall 2013)
  • CFTC Creates Unclear Consequences in Swaps Market with New Regulations, ABI NEWSLETTER (August 2013)
  • Dante's Infernal ... Dicta: Flip Clauses in the Ninth Circle, NORTON BANKRUPTCY LAW ADVISER (May 2013)
  • Making Stern Softer: How the Supreme Court Can Preserve Bankruptcy's "Public Rights" Without Overturning Granfinanciera, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEES QUARTERLY (July 2013)
  • Trademark License Rejection in Bankruptcy, NEWSLETTER OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND (April 2013)