Michael K. Riordan

Special Counsel


Michael Riordan focuses on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations for clients in a wide range of industry sectors, including upstream oil and gas, energy, telecommunications and insurance. He represents a mix of creditors and debtors in Texas and elsewhere, and counsels clients on out-of-court workouts, turnarounds, the acquisition and sale of distressed assets, and bankruptcy-related litigation and litigation avoidance.

Mike has earned a reputation as one who is highly responsive and forthright. Prior to joining Foley, he worked as an associate for an international firm and as a law clerk for the Honorable Jeff Bohm of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. He also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the Houston Volunteer Prosecutor Program, where he prosecuted six misdemeanor jury trials, including witness preparation, voir dire, direct and cross-examination, evidentiary motions and closing arguments.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, (2009), with honors
    • Member, Texas Intellectual Property Law Society
    • Member, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • B.S., Texas Tech University, (2006), cum laude
    • Physics


  • Texas (2009)
  • Texas State Courts (2009)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2013)