Vice Chairman & Parnter, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP 

Michael Nestor is Vice Chairman of Young Conaway, a Member of the firm's Management Committee, Co-Head of the firm's Portfolio Company Management Group, and Head of the firm's New York office. With more than 25 years of corporate restructuring experience, Michael has developed a niche advising portfolio of companies, private equity funds, and financial institutions regarding management and governance issues in the context of distressed and conflicted transactions. He is also a Member of the Turnaround Management Association and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute Volo Circuit Court Opinion First Responder. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Michael created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Michael's pledge here

Young Conaway offers all attorneys a 50 billable hour credit toward all pro bono representations, service in the community, or work to promote diversity efforts. The firm also has several affinity grounds and partners with various organizations to promote racial equality. 

Joined LCLD 2022


Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Pilar Kraman

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Allison Mielke, Alberto Chávez

Annual Meeting (2022)
Leadership Summit (2022)

Member: Michael Nestor 

Diversity Professional: Deborah Edwards 

Communications: Felicia Gojmerac