John P. Campo


New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6075
Business Fax: 212.704.5907


John Campo has extensive experience representing debtors, trustees, creditors, equity holders, asset purchasers, and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings and out-of-court workouts. He has been involved in some of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 proceedings in the country, and has served as an operating Chapter 11 trustee in cases in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

John has been the lead attorney in numerous reported Circuit Court, District Court and Bankruptcy Court decisions, has been interviewed and quoted in connection with many of his cases, and has been quoted numerous times on bankruptcy related issues. John’s cases have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The American Lawyer, and he has appeared on CNBC’s “American Greed.” John has written various bankruptcy-related materials and has lectured on bankruptcy matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represents the Ampal-American Israel Corp. trustee in breach of fiduciary duty and related causes of action against the debtor’s officers, directors and controlling shareholder.
  • Represents Chapter 11 trustee in Maywood Capital Corp., a multi-debtor proceeding involving a $200 million real estate Ponzi scheme.
  • Represents trustee of Waterford Wedgwood, USA, Inc., a multi-debtor proceeding involving over $100 million in fraudulent conveyance and preference actions.
  • Represents trustee of Trace International Holdings, Inc., in breach of fiduciary duty action resulting in judgments in excess of $200 million. 
  • Lead counsel to Barney's, Inc. in its Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented operating trustee in Strictly Rhythm Records.
  • Represented Kingsboro Medical Group, P.C., an 80-physician medical group, in its Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Represented operating Chapter 11 trustee of Artha Management and its 67 related real estate limited partnership cases.
  • Represented a significant equity holder and co-general partner in the Theatre Row Chapter 11 proceedings.

Selected Publications, Writings and Speaking Engagements

  • “New Sale Guideline Rules for the Eastern District of New York”, The Business Advisor, April 30, 2010, Co-Author.
  • Pereira v. Cogan, A Case Study in “Vicinity of Insolvency” Jurisprudence and the Resulting Shift of Fiduciary Duties.  Presented at Valcon: The Conference on Bankruptcy Valuation, March 5, 2004, Austin, Texas.
  • “FF&E and the True Lease Question: Article 2A and Accompanying Amendments to UCC Section 1-201(37),” American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Winter 1999, Co-Author.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association (Business Bankruptcy Committee)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Rankings and Recognition

  • Listed in Law & Politics’ New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition (2006-2008, 2012) for excellence in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2010-present



  • University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1980
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., with honors, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit