Trends in Large Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress


This report examines trends in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings starting in January 2005. Unless specified otherwise, the bankruptcies analyzed in this report involve public and private companies with over $100 million in assets at the time of bankruptcy filing.


  • New York

Allie Schwartz

Vice President

  • Boston

Joseph B. “J.B.” Doyle


  • Los Angeles

Nicholas D. Yavorsky


  • New York

Diego Vega San Martin


Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress

Midyear 2022 Update

Our latest issue of this report found that, following the spike in large corporate bankruptcy filings triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, filings in 2021 and the first half of 2022 fell to levels below historical averages.

Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress

Midyear 2021 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic set off an increase in corporate bankruptcy filings not seen since the financial crisis.

Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress


The economic disruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked worldwide have triggered a wave of large corporate bankruptcy filings in 2020.

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