Fulbright Expands Bankruptcy Practice in New York

NEW YORK–  An experienced lawyer with substantial experience leading high-profile bankruptcy cases, as well as business and commercial litigation, recently joined Fulbright.  

Fulbright Attorney Andrea B. Schwartz
Andrea B. Schwartz
Senior Counsel
New York

As a senior counsel based in Fulbright’s New York location, Andrea B. Schwartz, will continue to handle nationally significant matters, as she did at her prior firm, Golenbeck Eisenman Assor Bell & Peskoe L.L.P.

“In the current period of economic volatility, our clients, as contract parties, creditors and debtors, face increasing pressures,” said Evelyn H. Biery, the head of Fulbright’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Department. “A litigator with excellent credentials and experience, Andrea enhances our capacity to serve our clients in a key location.”

Beyond Schwartz’s experience handling numerous bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy matters, she has handled substantial business and commercial litigation, commercial transactions, fraudulent transfer and preference litigation, asset purchases, sales and energy litigation. In the course of her practice, she has represented creditors, committees, bondholders, indenture trustees, debtors and trustees in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation involving asset sales, fraudulent transfers, disclosure statements, plan confirmations and settlements.

Fulbright’s bankruptcy team was a natural fit, Schwartz said. She cited the international law firm’s extensive experience representing creditors and debtors in restructure, refinance and insolvency litigation, including bankruptcy and persons buying from, lending to and investing in chapter 11 debtors.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such an impressive team of bankruptcy practitioners, who know how best to advise clients facing the need to restructure, refinance or liquidate,” Schwartz said. “Fulbright shows great foresight when it comes to serving clients’ needs and provides top-notch service to a broad base of international clients. The firm’s collegial atmosphere, international presence and dedication to diversity, client service and giving back to the community made the difference for me.”   

Schwartz served as a law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria M. Burns and is admitted to practice law in New York, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Additionally, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Andrea is an accomplished attorney whose bankruptcy and business litigation experience enhances our existing bankruptcy team,” said Bill Bush, the head of Fulbright’s New York location. “We are pleased Andrea has joined us as we continue to strategically grow our practices in New York. In recent years, we have improved on our historic strength in corporate transactions and built out of our litigation and intellectual property practices in order to serve our clients’ diverse global needs.”