Warren J. Martin Jr.

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Warren J. Martin Jr. is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Department. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, financial reorganizations and creditors’ rights. Known by clients and adversaries for his negotiating skills, Warren has a talent for bringing people together and leading them to recognize that they have a common goal.

Honors and Awards
  • Recognized in Chambers USA- America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2009 - 2020.
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the Newark Area - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year, 2013.
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2012 - 2021.
  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers List, Bankruptcy - Business, 2008 - 2021.
  • Received Outstanding Contribution Award, Berkeley College Foundation, 2018.
Professional Activities/Organizations/Memberships
  • Planning Committee for the ABI Healthcare Symposium, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, January 17, 2019.
  • Health Care Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Co-chair, 2014-2016; Education Director, 2012 - 2014, Newsletter Editor 2010-2012; Blog Editor, 2019 - Present
  • Board Member, both New Jersey Chapter and Regional Chapter Arthritis Foundation since 2015, (NJ Chapter since 2014); Chairman, 2018-2019 Vice Chairman, 2016-2017.
  • Community Blood Services Board of Trustees, Past Vice Chair.
  • Lawyers’ Advisory Committee ("LAC") to Bankruptcy Court, 2003-2013; Chairman, 2010-2012; Vice Chair, 2008-2010; Rules Committee Chairman, 2006-2008.
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character, since 2015.
  • Berkeley College Board of Trustees, 1999 to Present; Chair of Marketing and Community Affairs Committee, Chair of two successful Presidential Search Committees, 2008 and 2016.
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Creditor/Debtor Section.
  • Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, 1999–2001.
General Speaking Engagements
  • "Asset Protection Planning in 2020: An Essential Crash Course," NJICLE Webcast, December 2019
  • "Successfully Restructuring Atlantic City’s Finances and Addressing the Legal and Practical Issues Involved," 21st Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, April 5, 2019.
  • "Structured Dismissals," Bankruptcy Inn of Court of New Jersey, May, 1, 2017.
  • "Structured Dismissals," 19th Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, March 2017.
  • "Casino Bankruptcies & Atlantic City: Past and Future," Co-sponsored by the Atlantic County Bar Association and Burlington County Bar Association, November 2016.
  • "The Future of Atlantic City," Turnaround Management Association's Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, June 2016.
  • "Distressed Non-Profits/Ethics of Board Management," 18th Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, April 2016.
  • "Revel's Rippling Effect: The Impact of Revel's Bankruptcy on the Local Economy and Beyond," ACG NJ/TMA NJ Monthly Breakfast Meeting, MetroPark, NJ, April 2015.
  • "Plenary Session - Hot Topics in Ethics: Disclosure Disasters, Conflict Conundrums and Trial Tribulations," American Bankruptcy Institute 9th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Hershey, PA, August 2013.
  • "Post-Confirmation Issues,"American Bankruptcy Institute’s 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Hershey, PA, August 2011.
  • "The Challenged Retail Chapter 11 Case Today: Issues for a Distressed Industry, After Bankruptcy Reforms and Facing the Economic Crisis," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Eleventh Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, April 2009.
  • "Pre-Chapter 11 Negotiations," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Ninth Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, April 2007.
  • "Negotiating Work-Outs in a Struggling Economy," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September 2003.
  • "What to Do When the Bondholders are Silent," National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Indenture Trustee Subcommittee, October 2002.
  • "Developments in Bankruptcy Law," New Jersey Debtor-Creditor Bench-Bar Conference, April 2002.
  • "Successor Liability," New Jersey Debtor-Creditor Bench-Bar Conference, April 2001.
General Publications
Representative Healthcare Matter Speaking Engagements
  • "The Role Of A Patient Care Ombudsman In A Business Bankruptcy," ABI 31st Winter Leadership Conference, December 2019
  • "Fallout of Health Care Consolidation: Who Will Be the Winners and Losers?" American Bankrupcty Institute, 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, August 3, 2018.
  • "Navigating Healthcare Bankruptcies to Maximize Creditor Recoveries," American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar, September 8, 2017. 
  • "Lies Lies Lies, Yeah: Can a Health Care Business Reorganize When Facing Allegations of Fraud? The Role of the Forensic Accountant, Counsel and the Community," American Bankruptcy Institute, Winter Leadership Conference, December 2015.
  • "Hospital Boards of Trustees – Fiduciary Obligations in Insolvency Proceedings," American Bankruptcy Institute, National Conference, March 2012.
  • "Checklist for a Hospital Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute, Winter Meeting, December 2009.
  • "Operational Issues and National Provider Identifiers" New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Tenth Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench- Bar Conference, May 2008.
  • "New Jersey Hospitals – Surviving the Next Ten Years," June 2008.
  • "Healthcare Institutions: Avoid a Financial Flatline," June 2006.
Representative Healthcare Matter Publications
  • "A Hypothetical: Conflicts of Interest in Representing Neighboring Urban Hospitals," American Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Committee Newsletter, October 2011.
  • Co-Author, "Hospital Bankruptcies: Who’s Administering the Shots," New Jersey Law Journal, October 19, 2009.
  • "Overbedding, Hospital Closures and a Potential ‘Soft Landing’ for Healthcare Creditors: Recent Efforts in New Jersey," American Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Committee Newsletter, August 2007.
  • "Hospital Asset Sales: Some Background and Some Recent Anecdotal Experience in New Jersey On Assigning Unites States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Provider Agreements/National Provider Identifiers," American Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Committee Newsletter, June 2008.



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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1990
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
  • United States Supreme Court, 2000


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D., cum laude, 1986

Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, with High Honors, 1983

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146

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