Justin Cunningham is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Justin was a judicial intern for The Honorable Cecelia G. Morris, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

While in law school, Justin was a staff member on the Fordham Urban Law Journal and the Fordham Moot Court Board.


Rex Energy Corp.: Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of R.E. Gas Development LLC, a publicly-traded oil and gas company operating in the Appalachian Basin. 

Aralez Pharmaceuticals: Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the cross-border restructuring proceedings of Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company.

Tidewater Inc.: Representation of the Official Equity Committee of Tidewater Inc., one of the largest providers of offshore service vessels in the global energy industry, in connection with a restructuring of the company’s approximately $2.04 billion of debt.

General Motors: Representation of Plaintiffs’ lead counsel in the Bankruptcy Court opposing GM’s motion to enjoin plaintiffs’ economic injury claims based on the injunction contained in the bankruptcy sale order by which the assets of Old GM were transferred to New GM in 2009.

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP: Representation of the post-confirmation Liquidation Trust in the largest law firm bankruptcy case in United States history.

Ultra Petroleum: Representation of an Ad Hoc Equity Committee in the Chapter 11 proceeding of Ultra Petroleum, a leading independent energy company focused on exploration and production of oil and natural gas.

Chellino Crane, Inc.: Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for one of the largest crane companies in the Midwest, which specialized in servicing refineries, power and chemical plants. This representation involved overseeing a Section 363 sale of all of the Debtors’ assets and investigating and pursuing causes of action on behalf of the Debtors’ estates.


Fordham University School of Law - J.D., cum laude, 2016
State University of New York at Albany - B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2013

Bar Admissions

New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Professional Affiliations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association
Awards and Honors
Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar
Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
Community Involvement
Through the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, Justin provides legal representation to disabled veterans or their family members who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims after denial of benefits.