Philip Anker

WilmerHale - New York


7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

+1 212 230 8890

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Philip Anker, co-chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group, is an experienced bankruptcy litigator and counselor who has practiced for more than 30 years in the field. Among other honors, he has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Anker has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2005, with peers stating that he is “a first-class litigator who is tremendous in open court.” In the 2020 edition, Best Lawyers in America named him “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Litigation - Bankruptcy. He is also listed in the 2013-2021 editions of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation - Bankruptcy; the 2012-2022 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his “excellent” Bankruptcy/Restructuring work, where clients describe him as “amazing in court,” “commercial, thoughtful and with a good command of the law” and “tough, tenacious, credible and incredibly effective;” the 2010-2021 editions of Benchmark Litigation, which has rated him as a “National Star” and “Top 10 Practitioner” for Bankruptcy Law and cites Mr. Anker’s peers and clients as saying that he is “a superb lawyer, highly professional, and among the elite bankruptcy practitioners;” in the 2018 edition of Expert Guides’ Best of the Best USA as one of the leading practitioners in the country in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, as selected by his peers; and in the 2020- 2021 editions of Lawdragon where he is listed as among the 500 leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers in the country. 

Updated Sep 2023