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Matthew J. Micheli represents a diverse set of clients through complex restructurings, debt refinancing, and distressed M&A. He has represented both debtors and creditors at various levels in the capital structure through out-of-court restructurings and in chapter 11 restructurings across the U.S. In addition, Matt spent seven years as a corporate executive and draws on his business and operational experience to advise his clients.


  • Private credit lender in its out-of-court-acquisition of the equity of its borrower.*
  • Ad hoc lender group in the out-of-court sale of debt to sponsor.*
  • Ad hoc group of priority terms loan lenders in connection with the transformative and comprehensive US$4.3+ billion recapitalization of Travelport Worldwide Limited.*
  • Ad hoc group of counsel in support of the chapter 11 and settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, LTL Management.*

*Entities above represented prior to joining Arnold & Porter.



  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., Indiana University Bloomington, 1997


  • Illinois


  • Member of Chairman’s Advisory Counsel, Big Shoulders Fund (2009-present)
  • Board Member, St. Thomas the Apostle School (2016-2019)