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Edward S. Weisfelner

Edward S. Weisfelner

Edward S. Weisfelner

Partner

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Edward S. Weisfelner

Partner

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Ed Weisfelner is the head of Brown Rudnick’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. He has over 30 years of experience representing official and ad hoc creditors’ and equity holders’ committees, individual creditors, indenture trustees, equity holders, and other parties in many of the nation’s largest in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Ed also regularly represents buyers of assets and claims in chapter 11 proceedings and has served as a court appointed mediator and examiner.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Counsel to Ad Hoc Committee of Second Lien Noteholders, and Special Counsel to Indenture Trustee, in the chapter 11 case of Energy Future Holdings (TXU), the largest energy producer in Texas.
  • Counsel to the Official Creditors’ Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, the largest law firm chapter 11 filing.
  • Counsel to Wilmington Trust, co-chair of the Official Creditors’ Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings of AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines.
  • Counsel to the Official Creditors’ Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings of Lyondell Chemical Company which, together with its non-debtor affiliates, is one of the largest petrochemical and refining companies in the world.
  • Counsel to the Official Creditors’ Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings of Six Flags, Inc., one of the largest amusement park operators in the world.
  • Counsel to Icahn Partners in the chapter 11 proceedings involving the Trump Taj Mahal and affiliated gaming operations.
  • Counsel for the Official Creditors’ Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings for Global Crossing.
  • Counsel for the Official Equity Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation.
  • Counsel for the Official Equity Committee in the chapter 11 proceedings for Mirant Corporation, ranked as the 11th largest bankruptcy case in US history.
  • Counsel for the Ad Hoc Committee of Trade Creditors in the MCI/ WorldCom chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel for the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Comdisco chapter 11 proceedings pending in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Counsel for the Successful plan sponsor in XO Communications, Inc.’s chapter 11 case in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel for the Ad Hoc Committee of Trade Creditors in the Adelphia Communications chapter 11 case.

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Advanced Fraudulent Transfers: A Litigation Guide, 2014: American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Co-Editor, Contested Valuation in Corporate Bankruptcy, 2011:  LexisNexis, part of the Collier on Bankruptcy monograph series
  • "How distressed claims trading may impact your reorganization strategy," Navigating Today's Environment: The Directors' and Officers' Guide to Restructuring, 2010: Beard Books
  • Frequent lecturer in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Bankruptcy Law
  • Listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Five-time recipient of the “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers” award from Turnarounds & Workouts 
  • Chosen as one of only 67 nationally recognized restructuring attorneys in the Eleventh Edition of The K&A Restructuring Register, a peer group listing selected by an advisory board of financial advisors, lawyers and private practitioners
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2013

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
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