Omar J. Alaniz


Omar Alaniz


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Omar Alaniz has a national bankruptcy practice with recent cases in Texas, Delaware, New York, and California. He represents debtors and creditors in large, complex chapter 11 cases. He also has substantial experience in bankruptcy-related litigation and appeals, including prevailing in oral argument before the Texas Supreme Court in Noble Energy, Inc. v. ConocoPhillips Co., 532 S.W.3d 771, 772 (Tex. 2017).

In 2019, Omar was invited to join the National Bankruptcy Conference, whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on bankruptcy law. In 2017, the American Bankruptcy Institute included Omar in its inaugural list of the top "40 Under 40" insolvency professionals in the country.

Omar has been recognized in the 2015-2020 editions of Chambers USA. He is described as having "an excellent reputation for his intelligence and technical skills." A client remarked that Omar's strengths are “excellent client focus, deep understanding of materials, attention to detail and cost-conscious mindset.”

Omar was an adjunct faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law for several years, where he taught bankruptcy law courses. He coached the SMU Duberstein moot court team to 5 national championships. He is also a frequent speaker and member of various planning committees for bankruptcy continuing legal education programs.

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