Toby L. Gerber

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 7171
United States
T:+1 214 855 7171
Toby L. Gerber

Toby L. Gerber


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Partner Toby L. Gerber concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, reorganization and creditor rights, commercial litigation, and the transportation industry. He is experienced in reorganization, syndicated lending, and troubled debt workouts. He represents financial institutions, non-bank lenders and a variety of other clients on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, as well as transportation issues.

Toby's experience is broad. He has acted as lead bankruptcy counsel for bank groups, lenders and creditor groups in major cases throughout the United States and in numerous foreign jurisdictions.

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JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
BJ, with honors, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1972
BA, with honors, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1972

  • Texas State Bar
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading US Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2022-2023
  • Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Dallas/Fort Worth), Best Lawyers, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2007 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers - Litigation – Bankruptcy, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas: Litigation: Bankruptcy, Best Lawyers, 2015, 2017
  • Who's Who Legal, aviation, Law Business Research Ltd., 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2019
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Bankruptcy, Chambers & Partners, 2005 – 2023
  • Chambers USA, Nationwide: Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Chambers & Partners, 2015 – 2016, 2021, 2022
  • Chambers Global, USA: Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Chambers & Partners, 2012 – 2016
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, Restructuring (including bankruptcy): Corporate, The Legal 500, 2023
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, Restructuring (including bankruptcy): Municipal, The Legal 500, 2015 – 2016, 2020 – 2021
  • The Lawdragon 500, Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers, Lawdragon, Inc, 2020-2023
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 – 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, bankruptcy & workout, D Magazine, 2005 – 2013; 2015 – 2016; 2018 – 2022
  • Banking, Financial and Transactional Lawyer, Expert Guides, 2013
  • Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer, Expert Guides, 2012 – 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 1986
  • Co-author, with Jane A. Gerber, "Litigating Attorney-Client Privileges Under the United States Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure" chapter in the American Bar Association's The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Protecting and Defending Confidentiality (7th Ed. 2023)
  • Co Author, "Safeguarding Lenders' Entitlement to Make-Whole Payments in Bankruptcy", May 01, 2014
  • "Safeguarding lenders’ entitlement to make-whole payments in bankruptcy", Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, February 21, 2014
  • Co Author, "Lenders beware", January 28, 2014
  • Co Author, "Fifth Circuit Holds That Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan May Artificially and Immaterially Impair Class Claims to Confirm Through Cramdown", Fulbright Briefing, March 12, 2013
  • Co Author, "Fifth Circuit Addresses Standards Associated With Preserving Causes Of Action In Plans of Reorganization and a Debtor’s Standing to Pursue Them", Fulbright Briefing, December 4, 2012
  • Co Author, "Fifth Circuit Affirms Exemption of State PUC Proceedings from Automatic Bankruptcy Stay", Fulbright Briefing, June 26, 2012
  • "First River Energy: Lenders vs. Producers Lien Priority Fight: Who Wins in Texas? Same in Oklahoma?" Turnaround Management Association, Southwestern Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 2021
  • Chair, American College of Bankruptcy Fifth Circuit Education Committee Seminar, Austin, Texas April 2018
  • "Chapter 15 Cross-Border Insolvencies" paper and speech, Annual IMM Meeting, Houston, Texas, June 2012
  • "Workouts 2009," Annual IMM Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, March 2009.
  • "Cross-Border Insolvencies: Selected Issues Under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and the UNCITRAL Model Law," IATA Legal Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand in February 2009
  • "An Overview of Recent Developments and Insights into the On-going Tensions Among and Between Debtors, their Lenders and other Creditors," Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, Austin, Texas, November 2007
  • "Airline Bankruptcy in the United States: Subsidy in Disguise?," IATA Legal Symposium 2006, Hong Kong, February 2006
  • "A View Of The Bankruptcy Code, As Amended, In Relation To Bank Regulation," Annual Conference of the Texas Department of Banking, September 2005
  • Fellow - American College of Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel  
  • Texas Bar Association  
  • Dallas Bar Association