Sabina Jacobs Margot

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Los Angeles, CA


Sabina Jacobs Margot is a senior restructuring and finance associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  She is a member of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization and Global Finance practice groups.  Ms. Jacobs Margot has been recognized in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Ms. Jacobs Margot practices in all aspects of corporate restructuring and handles a wide range of restructuring, distressed finance, distressed acquisitions, and other bankruptcy-related matters.  She has represented debtors, equity holders, lenders and noteholders at all levels of the capital structure, and buyers of distressed assets and companies.  Ms. Jacobs Margot also represents borrowers, sponsors, and lending institutions in connection with acquisition financings, real estate financings, secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-based loans, and debt restructurings.

Ms. Jacobs Margot currently serves as Co-Chair of the Southern California Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and as Co-Chair of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).  She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, and she is also a member of the 2021 ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West Advisory Board and the 2021 AIRA Planning Committee.  In 2011, Ms. Jacobs Margot served as a staff attorney for the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and edited the Final Report and Recommendations of the ABI Commission with the Honorable Michelle M. Harner of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

Ms. Jacobs Margot is a member of the Leadership Council of the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ) and has handled various pro bono matters in partnership with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Bet Tzedek, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inner City Law Center, Public Counsel, and LACLJ.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Jacobs Margot served as the law clerk to the Honorable Brendan L. Shannon of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware from 2010 through 2011 and was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP from 2011 through 2014.

Ms. Jacobs Margot earned her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, and where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.  While in law school, she also held judicial externships with the Honorable Richard M. Neiter and the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan, both of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

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