Supporter Spotlight

Alan Kornberg

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The NYU School of Law Alumni Scholarship Fund benefits from the generosity of NYU Law Trustee Alan Kornberg ’77, who has pledged both current and legacy gifts to the Law School.

A Recent Graduate Scholarship Challenge in 2018 based on Kornberg's financial support raised more than $60,000 from nearly 400 recent graduates.

“The professional path I have taken since NYU Law has been possible because of the education and experiences I gained there,” said Kornberg. “I’m proud and pleased to help open new paths for the next generation of students.”

A partner and co-chair of the bankruptcy and corporate reorganization department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Kornberg has represented a diverse range of clients in Chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, and insolvency-sensitive transactions and investments. Kornberg was instrumental in bringing to fruition a major gift from Paul, Weiss to the Law School in support of the law and business curriculum, including the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Transactional and Law and Business Courses.

Kornberg is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization formed in the 1930s that assists Congress in drafting bankruptcy and related laws. He has served as the Second Circuit Regent of the American College of Bankruptcy and as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization.