Joe Bain is the co-leader of the firm’s bankruptcy & restructuring team and a partner in the Litigation Practice Group.
Joe helps public and private companies, creditor committees, lenders, and other stakeholders navigate challenging and complex business restructurings, workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, and related multi-party negotiations. Whether representing debtors or lenders, he understands the big-picture role of bankruptcy as a tool in helping distressed businesses return to financial solvency and reestablish market position.
Joe’s practice is national in scope and includes in-depth experience in a number of key industries, including energy, oil and gas, financial services, entertainment, aviation, hospitality, and more.
Before beginning his legal practice, Joe was a financial analyst and accountant for a Texas-based, Fortune 50 technology company. Prior to joining Jones Walker, he was an associate at a major New York law firm. He understands the importance of the deal and its role as a first step toward achieving short- and long-term goals. He routinely leverages this legal, corporate finance, and business experience — as well as his negotiating skills and creative problem-solving tactics — to help his clients identify and implement pragmatic agreements and solutions.
When a negotiated resolution is not available, Joe is a highly effective litigator, having represented clients in bankruptcy-related and complex commercial disputes. He has more than a decade of experience handling cases in courts across the country and is a strong advocate for his clients in trials and before relevant tribunals.