• Franklin & Marshall College; University of California at Berkeley (B.A., with honors, 1977)
  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D. 1980)
  • Order of the Coif

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1980, California

James I. Stang

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Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Mr. Stang, a founding partner of the firm, has dedicated the better part of his forty years’ of restructuring practice to helping plaintiffs pursue their rights against institutions that file bankruptcy in an attempt to evade liability. He has represented close to twenty creditors’ committees in recent mass tort chapter 11 cases, and is frequently called upon when the stakes are high, including Boy Scouts of America, Weinstein Company, Takata, USA Gymnastics, and seventeen chapter 11 cases involving the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Stang has been featured in The Wall Street Journal for his work on behalf of victims.

Mr. Stang is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, named in the Best Lawyers in America, and has been named "Super Lawyer" in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights every year since 2005. He was listed by Lawdragon as one of the 2020 "Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers." He holds an AV Peer Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He has lectured and written extensively on both bankruptcy and receivership issues. Mr. Stang is a graduate of UC Berkeley and received his J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, where he was editor in chief of Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. Mr. Stang is admitted to practice in California, and is resident in our Los Angeles office.


Professional Affiliations

  • "Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year," Century City Bar Association (2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Board of Directors (ex officio)



  • "Boy Scouts Victims Urge Judge to Release Names of Abusers" (Bloomberg, February 19, 2020)
  • "Veteran of Catholic Chapter 11s Represents Weinstein Victims" (Wall Street Journal, April 08, 2018)
  • "Weinstein Creditors Hire Firm That Represented Catholic Church Abuse Victims" (Variety, March 30, 2018)
  • James Stang Articles (National Catholic Reporter)
  • Dollar Signs of the Cross (UC Hastings Law, September 9, 2015)
  • "An Unholy Dispute" (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, October 02, 2007)
  • "Assumption of Contracts and Leases: The Obstacle of the Historical Default," 24 California Bankruptcy Journal 39 (1998)(addressing "going dark" provisions of car dealership agreements)


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