Steve  Krause  picture Steve Krause

Investment Counsel / Analyst

Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P.
640 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, 10019


Mr. Krause is a partner at Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P., where he focuses primarily on process-driven distressed and special situation opportunities. Before joining Owl Creek, Mr. Krause was with Davis Polk where he was an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Department in New York. Prior to that, he was with White & Case as a Bankruptcy Associate. He has substantial experience in a broad range of corporate matters, with a focus on restructurings and bankruptcies. He has represented corporations, banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions and other strategic parties in connection with pre-packaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, DIP and exit financings, bankruptcy litigation and acquisitions of bankrupt and troubled companies.

Mr. Krause is a member of the Bankruptcy Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a former co-chair (among other roles) of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Business Reorganization Committee, a member of the Pro Bono Advisory Council at the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and a board member on the Columbia Law School Journal of Law and Social Problems. Mr. Krause is a regular speaker at industry events and was selected as one of Turnaround and Workouts' Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers for 2016.

Mr. Krause is also a regularly published author. He has written and numerous articles for a variety of publications. He was editor and lead author for A Practitioner’s Guide to Prepackaged Bankruptcy and an editor/contributing author for Debtor-In-Possession Financing, both books published by the ABI. He is also a regular contributing author for The Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law.

Mr. Krause is a member of both the New York and Massachusetts state bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Prior to joining the bar, Mr. Krause’s varied experience also includes stints as the chief operating officer of a toy company, in business development at a San Francisco-based dot-com, in commercial finance at GE Capital, and as a business re-engineering consultant for Accenture. Mr. Krause received his A.B. from Harvard University, where he was a Harvard College Scholar; his M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was a member of the Anderson Honor Society; and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Moot Court editor and Finance Editor for The Columbia Law School Journal of Law and Social Problems.

Mr. Krause sits on the boards of several charities, not-for-profit organizations, and private businesses.