Samuel Kava

Associate, Miami



Samuel is an associate in the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice at White & Case. His practice focuses on bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, including representation of debtors, creditors, purchasers, and other interested parties in international insolvency proceedings, chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, and related transactions.

As a law student, Samuel served as the Manuscripts and Symposium Editor for The Journal of Business & Technology Law. 

Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Johns Hopkins University
International Economics
George Washington University


Celsius Network LCC
Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Celsius Network LLC in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, acting as the fiduciary for 1.7 million account users that used the Celsius platform before its bankruptcy filing.

Representation of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and certain affiliates in their chapter 11 cases and restructuring discussions in Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Hertz completed its successful chapter 11 restructuring and its plan of reorganization went effective on June 30, 2021. At the time of its chapter 11 filing, Hertz held nearly US$19 billion in debt outstanding.

Ruby Pipeline L.P.
Representation of Kinder Morgan in the Chapter 11 case of Ruby Pipeline L.P., a joint venture between Kinder Morgan and Pembina Pipeline Corp.

Strike, LLC
Representation of Strike, LLC, a leading full-service pipeline, facilities, and energy infrastructure solutions provider, in its chapter 11 case.  During the chapter 11 case, following a court-approved marketing process, Strike successfully sold substantially all of its assets to an affiliate of American Industrial Partners for over US$115 million plus the assumption of certain liabilities.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
Representation of the ad hoc group of bondholders, comprised of fifteen institutions that held more than US$ 630 million of unsecured bonds, in the chapter 11 case of LATAM Airlines, the largest airline in Latin America.

Sanchez Energy Corporation
Representation of Occidental Petroleum and its affiliates who are counterparties to various contracts with Sanchez Energy Corp. and its subsidiaries arising from Anadarko's (now owned by Occidental) 2017 sale of various exploration and production assets in the Comanche area of South Texas to Sanchez and several other oil and gas operators.

Awards and Recognition

Book awards in Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights; Consumer Bankruptcy: Legal Theory and Practice; Financial Derivatives Regulation; Real Estate Negotiation & Drafting; Business & Financial Basics for Lawyers; and Written & Oral Advocacy.